Definition of caisson disease in English:

caisson disease


  • another term for decompression sickness
    • ‘In 1880, the French physicist determines the cause of caisson disease.’
    • ‘Many workers contracted what became known as caisson disease, which was caused by the changes in air pressure one endures when working in a caisson.’
    • ‘One afternoon in the summer of 1872, a man had to be carried out of the caisson with caisson disease.’
    • ‘They were victims of caisson disease.’
    • ‘Even the most modern methods of bringing men from high pressures to those of the atmosphere slowly do not entirely obviate the danger of caisson disease.’