dysbarism


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dysbarism

 [dis´bar-izm]
any clinical syndrome caused by difference between the surrounding atmospheric pressure and the total gas pressure in the various tissues, fluids, and cavities of the body, including such conditions as barosinusitis, barotitis media, or expansion of gases in the hollow viscera.

dys·bar·ism

(dis'bar-izm),
General term for the symptom complex resulting from exposure to decreased or changing barometric pressure, including all physiologic effects resulting from such changes with the exception of hypoxia, and including the effects of rapid decompression.
[dys- + G. baros, weight]

dysbarism

/dys·bar·ism/ (dis´bar-izm) any clinical syndrome due to difference between the surrounding atmospheric pressure and the total gas pressure in the tissues, fluids, and cavities of the body.

dysbarism

[dis′bäriz′əm]
a reaction to a sudden change in environmental pressure, such as rapid exposure to the lower atmospheric pressures of high altitudes. It is marked by symptoms similar to those of decompression sickness.

dys·bar·ism

(dis'băr-izm)
General term for the symptom complex resulting from exposure to decreased or changing barometric pressure, including all physiologic effects resulting from such changes with the exception of hypoxia, and including the effects of rapid decompression.
[dys- + G. baros, weight]

dysbarism

any clinical syndrome caused by difference between the surrounding atmospheric pressure and the total gas pressure in the various tissues, fluids and cavities of the body, including such conditions as barosinusitis, barotitis media, or expansion of gases in the hollow viscera.
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