Bubble formation within decompressed hen's eggs

Aviat Space Environ Med. 1977 Jan;48(1):48-9.


Decompression sickness follows a reduction in ambient pressure and is a result of bubble formation in blood or tissues. The origin of such bubbles is the subject of considerable controversy, and a number of mechanisms have been proposed to account for them. In testing these mechanisms, freshly-laid hen's eggs provide a particularly intriguing model--namely, an intact biological system in which bubbles form readily and many of the proposed processes are excluded.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Decompression Sickness
  • Decompression*
  • Eggs*
  • Models, Biological*
  • Pressure*