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What happens if you inject air into your muscles?

Injecting air places people at risk of an air bubble emboli and resulting downstream embolic events—that is, should the air bubble enter the circulation, it could become lodged in small blood vessels and block the delivery of blood (and oxygen) to vital organs and tissues including the heart, lungs, and brain.

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