Definition of Caisson disease

1. Noun. Pain resulting from rapid change in pressure.




Definition of Caisson disease

1. Noun. (pathology nautical) The painful condition in which bubbles of nitrogen form in body tissues after a person makes too-rapid a transition from high atmospheric pressure to lower atmospheric pressure. ¹

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Medical Definition of Caisson disease

1. See: decompression sickness Origin: Fr. Caisson (fr. Caisse, a chest) a water-tight box or cylinder containing air under high pressure used in sinking structural pilings underwater (05 Mar 2000)

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Literary usage of Caisson disease

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1. Monographic Medicine by William Robie Patten Emerson, Guido Guerrini, William Brown, Wendell Christopher Phillips, John Whitridge Williams, John Appleton Swett, Hans Günther, Mario Mariotti, Hugh Grant Rowell (1916)
"caisson disease (Divers' Paralysis) caisson disease, or divers' paralysis, includes the development of a train of nervous symptoms referable more ..."

2. The Principles and Practice of Medicine: Designed for the Use of by William Osler, Thomas McCrae (1912)
"caisson disease (Compressed Air Disease; Diver's Paralysis) Définition.—A disease of caisson workers and divers, due to a saturation of the tissues with N ..."

3. Preventive medicine and hygiene by Milton Joseph Rosenau (1917)
"THE caisson disease The effects of compressed air and the effects of rarefied air are discussed on pages 681 and 684. REFERENCES Oliver, Thomas: "Diseases ..."

4. Physiology and Biochemistry in Modern Medicine by John James Rickard Macleod (1922)
"COMPRESSED-AIR SICKNESS; caisson disease; DIVER'S PALSY Divers and caisson workers are susceptible to peculiar symptoms. These are frequently of sufficient ..."

5. List of Subject Headings for Use in Dictionary Catalogs by American Library Association, Mary Josephine Briggs (1914)
"caisson disease Caissons See also Bridges — Foundations and piers; caisson disease; Compressed air; Foundations Cake See also Baking Calculating machines ..."

6. Nervous and Mental Diseases by Archibald Church, Frederick Peterson (1919)
"During convalescence, massage, electricity, local douches, tonics, generous diet, and general measures are the main reliance. caisson disease, OR DIVERS' ..."

7. Foundations of Bridges and Buildings by Roland Parker Davis, Henry Sylvester Jacoby (1914)
"PREVENTION OF caisson disease If the cause of caisson illness is a mechanical action due to the development of bubbles in the blood and fluid tissues, ..."

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