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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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The results were the same whether or not the pilots had a history of symptoms of decompression sickness.
also estimated that about half incur some degree of decompression sickness.
Decompression sickness symptoms range from skin mottling to mild tingling in the hands or feet to shock and death.
Working outside the international space station in spacesuits elevates astronauts' risk of decompression sickness, Moon indicates, since the transition from the stations to a space suit rapidly lowers the pressure to which the astronaut is exposed by two-thirds.
According to her suit, Marlatt suffered decompression sickness and an embolus caused by an uncontrollable rate of ascent.
Decompression sickness occurs when the diver ascends too rapidly, so that nitrogen gases are not properly dispelled from his or her tissues before the diver surfaces.
The chambers are used to treat 13 clinical afflictions, including carbon monoxide poisoning, decompression sickness, crash injuries, radiation and soft tissue damage.
Mr Watson had severe stomach pains and other signs of decompression sickness.
It is thought that Sarah Ann Pitkin, 45, believed to be from the West Country, died from an attack of the bends - decompression sickness.
11) When divers surface quickly, nitrogen that has pooled in the blood bubbles out, causing decompression sickness,(12) or "the bends.
In an attempt to curb diving accidents, Nietschmann, marine biologist Bill Alevizon, and the Florida-based Caribbean Conservation Corporation (CCC) initiated a scuba-training course on the Miskito coast to educate divers about how to avoid air embolisms and decompression sickness, called "the bends.
Although most physicians consider this usage to be mere quackery, the machine itself is anything but useless, having proven its effectiveness against decompression sickness (occurring whenever scuba divers encounter "the bends"), carbon monoxide poisoning, anemia, and skin graft rejection, among other ailments.