hyperbaric-chamber

hyperbaric chamber

noun
a steel vessel in which atmospheric pressure can be raised or lowered by air compressors, used to treat divers or pilots afflicted with aeroembolism and to provide high-oxygen environments for certain medical treatments and operations.


Origin:
1960–65

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hyperbaric chamber n.
A compartment capable of high-pressure oxygenation, used to treat decompression sickness and anaerobic infections.

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