Decompression has several meanings:

  • Data decompression, the action of reversing data compression
  • Decompression (altitude). the reduction of pressure and the related physiological effects due to increase in altitude or other equivalent reduction of ambient pressure below normal atmospheric pressure
  • Decompression (comics), in comic book storytelling, is the stylistic choice to tell a story mainly by visuals, with few words
  • Decompression (diving), the reduction in pressure and the process of allowing dissolved inert gases to be eliminated from the tissues during ascent from a dive. Also relating to decompression (diving):
    • Decompression buoy, a buoy that marks a diver's position when doing decompression stops
    • Decompression chamber, a pressurizable chamber used to prevent and/or treat decompression sickness
    • Decompression computer, also called a Dive computer or decompression meter, a device used by a scuba diver to measure the time and depth of a dive and compute a safe ascent profile.
    • Decompression (diving)#Decompression stop, a period of time in which a diver stays at a specific depth
    • Decompression trapeze, a horizontal bar or bars suspended at the depth of intended decompression stops by buoys
    • Scuba diving#Decompression sickness decompression sickness as a hazard in Scuba diving
  • Decompression party, a party that occurs after an event or a party to unwind after a stressful period
  • Decompression (physics), the release of pressure and the opposition of physical compression
  • Decompression sickness, a condition arising from the formation and growth of bubbles of gas within the tissues of the body during and after depressurization
  • Decompression (surgery), a procedure used to treat spinal stenosis (in spinal decompression), carotid artery stenosis or any condition where a structure is being compressed
  • "Decompression" (The Outer Limits), an episode of the American television fiction series The Outer Limits
  • Herniated disc decompression, a form of treatment for Spinal disc herniation, employed by chiropractors
  • Uncontrolled decompression, catastrophic reduction of pressure in accidents involving pressure vessels such as aircraft

Other articles related to "decompression":

Spinal Decompression
... Spinal decompression is a term that describes the relief of pressure on one or many pinched nerves (neural impingement) of the spinal column ... Spinal decompression can be achieved both surgically and non-surgically and is used to treat conditions that result in chronic back pain such as disc bulge, disc herniation, sciatica, spinal stenosis, and ...
Surgical Spinal Decompression
... Surgical spinal decompression may be performed using one of these common procedures Laminectomy (or open decompression) is an invasive surgical procedure in which a small portion of ...
Bühlmann Decompression Algorithm
... The Bühlmann decompression algorithm is a mathematical model (algorithm) of the way in which inert gases enter and leave the body as the ambient pressure changes ... These are decompression tables which allow divers to plan the depth and duration for dives and show decompression stops when necessary ... Bühlmann, who did research into decompression theory at the Laboratory of Hyperbaric Physiology at the University Hospital in Zürich, Switzerland ...
Non-surgical Spinal Decompression
... Non-surgical spinal decompression is achieved through the use of a mechanical traction device applied through an on-board computer that controls the force and angle of disc distraction, which ... This enhanced control allows non-surgical spinal decompression tables to apply a traction force to the discs of the spinal column reducing intradiscal pressure, unlike previous non-computer controlled ... down, is a form of mechanical traction used for spinal decompression ...