aerotitis


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barotitis

 [bar″o-ti´tis]
an inflammatory condition of the ear due to exposure to differing atmospheric pressures, such as those experienced when in an airplane.
barotitis me´dia a symptom complex consisting of ear pain, dizziness, and muffled hearing, caused by difference between the atmospheric pressure of the environment and air pressure in the middle ear.

aerotitis

/aer·oti·tis/ (-ti´tis) barotitis.

aerotitis

[er′ətī′tis]
Etymology: Gk, aer + otikos, ear, itis
an inflammation of the ear caused by changes in atmospheric pressure. Also called barotitis.

aerotitis

(1) Aerosinusitis.
(2) Ear barotrauma, see there.

aerotitis

A general term for symptoms and disorders arising in the middle ears from changes in external pressure. Aerotitis includes the effects of changes in barometric pressure as in aircraft flights, and, by analogy, changes in water pressure experienced by divers.
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And in the aerotitis treatments, "you're talking contact doses over the full 2-centimeter (cm) radium source of 2,000 rem.
Jim Garrity is a 47-year-old computer programmer and ex-submariner who received nasopharyngeal-radium treatment for aerotitis media in 1966.
Studies of fliers and submariners during World War II, for one, revealed excessive lymphoid tissue around the ends of eustachian tubes as a leading risk factor for susceptibility to aerotitis media.