aerosinusitis

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barosinusitis

 [bar″o-si″nŭ-si´tis]
a symptom complex due to differences in environmental atmospheric pressure and the air pressure in the paranasal sinuses.

bar·o·si·nus·i·tis

(bar'ō-sī'nus-ī'tis),
Inflammation of the mucous membrane of the paranasal sinuses caused by pressure difference within the sinus relative to ambient pressure, secondary to obstruction of the sinus ostium and occurring during descent in altitude.
Synonym(s): aerosinusitis
[G. baros, weight, pressure, + sinusitis]

aerosinusitis

/aero·si·nu·si·tis/ (-si″nus-i´tis) barosinusitis.

aerosinusitis

[er′ōsī′nəsī′tis]
Etymology: Gk, aer + L, sinus, curve; Gk. itis
inflammation, edema, or hemorrhage of the frontal sinuses, caused by an expansion of air within the sinuses when the barometric pressure is decreased, as in an aircraft at high altitudes. Also called barosinusitis.

aerosinusitis

Painful inflammation of the sinuses, especially the frontal sinuses, which may be accompanied by bleeding and may be preceded by an upper respiratory tract infection or acute exacerbation of allergies. It occurs in divers and pilots and is due to non-equilibration of internal (within the sinuses) and external (atmospheric) pressure, and may affect the fifth cranial and infraorbital nerves.

aer·o·si·nus·i·tis

(ār'ō-sī'nŭ-sī'tis)
Inflammation of the paranasal sinuses caused by pressure differences within the sinus relative to ambient pressure, secondary to obstruction of the sinus orifice, sometimes due to high altitude flying or by descent from high altitude.
Synonym(s): barosinusitis.

aer·o·si·nus·i·tis

(ār'ō-sī'nŭ-sī'tis)
Inflammation of the paranasal sinuses caused by pressure differences within the sinus relative to ambient pressure, secondary to obstruction of the sinus orifice, sometimes due to high altitude flying or by descent from high altitude.

aerosinusitis

barosinusitis.