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(dē″kŏm-presh′ŏn )

[de- + compression]

1. The removal of pressure, as from gas in the intestinal tract.
SEE: Wangensteen tube
2. The slow reduction or removal of pressure on deep-sea divers and caisson workers to prevent development of nitrogen bubbles in the tissue spaces.

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