illness

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Related to Decompression illness: bends, decompression sickness, nitrogen narcosis, Henry's law, caisson sickness

illness

noun affliction, ailing, ailment, complaint, disability, disease, disorder, infirmity, malady, sickness
Associated concepts: mental illness, terminal illness, Unemployment Compensation, Workers' Compensation Law
See also: disability, disease, disorder, prostration
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Using a minimally invasive procedure, cardiologists can seal a PFO to prevent recurrent decompression illness or stroke.
Patent foramen ovale (PFO) has also been associated with hypoxia, migraine headaches and neurologic findings of decompression illness in scuba divers.
In the late 1990s, anecdotal evidence began to hint at some relationship when migraineurs who had a PFO closed for decompression illness began reporting decreases in--and even complete cessation of--migraine.
It seemed only natural that deep-diving sperm whales would be immune from decompression illness, or "the bends"--the painful, sometimes fatal condition that human divers suffer when they surface too rapidly.
I learn that my third day out when I swim too deep, don't decompress properly, and get locked out of diving for 24 hours to prevent me from getting decompression illness, a.