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Descriptor English: Decompression
Descriptor Spanish: Descompresión
Descriptor Portuguese: Descompressão
Descriptor French: Décompression
Tree number(s): E02.278
G01.374.715.250
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D003664
Scope note: Decompression external to the body, most often the slow lessening of external pressure on the whole body (especially in caisson workers, deep sea divers, and persons who ascend to great heights) to prevent DECOMPRESSION SICKNESS. It includes also sudden accidental decompression, but not surgical (local) decompression or decompression applied through body openings.
Annotation: restrict to "decompression external to the body": not for surg decompression ( = DECOMPRESSION, SURGICAL)
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
MO mortality
MT methods
NU nursing
PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
VE veterinary
Public MeSH Note: 80; see PRESSURE 1975-79
History Note: 80(75)
DeCS ID: 3677
Unique ID: D003664
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Date Established: 1980/01/01
Date of Entry: 1974/11/11
Revision Date: 2008/07/08
Decompression - Preferred
Concept UI M0005735
Scope note Decompression external to the body, most often the slow lessening of external pressure on the whole body (especially in caisson workers, deep sea divers, and persons who ascend to great heights) to prevent DECOMPRESSION SICKNESS. It includes also sudden accidental decompression, but not surgical (local) decompression or decompression applied through body openings.
Preferred term Decompression



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