air bladder

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an air-filled sac near the spinal column in many fishes that helps maintain buoyancy

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It was necessary to determine the relationship between the pressure changes within the air bladder and external force applied to it.
When a fish is caught in deep water and reeled to the surface, the sudden change in pressure may cause its air bladder to overinflate.
He was then introduced to a new type of treatment, Type 1 Collagen, a dressing made from the air bladders of fish.
But it won't be easy: Unlike fish, which show up on sonar because they have air bladders, squid are harder to find.
As part of the project Arrow Medical designed a series of RF welding techniques to produce the inflatable air bladders from medical grade polyurethane, then bond all the layers into a single piece.
We had to pull every stool off of the wall on the ground floor and put in air bladders to stop Category 3 water [which contains sewage and other contaminants] from backing up into our facility," Olberding explains.
The AirHeel brace has two interconnected air bladders. One fits under the heel and the other just above the calcaneus.
THE black stuff is clarified with isinglass - a form of gelatine made from the air bladders of fish.