hyperbarism

hyperbarism

 [hi″per-bar´izm]
a condition due to exposure to ambient gas pressure or atmospheric pressures exceeding the pressure within the body.

hy·per·bar·ism

(hī'pĕr-bar'izm),
Disturbances in the body resulting from the pressure of ambient gases at greater than one atmosphere; for example, nitrogen narcosis, oxygen toxicity, bends.
[hyper- + G. baros, weight]

hyperbarism

/hy·per·bar·ism/ (-bar´izm) a condition due to exposure to ambient gas pressure or atmospheric pressures exceeding the pressure within the body.

hyperbarism

(hī′pər-băr′ĭz′əm)
n.
Disturbances to the body resulting from the pressure of ambient gases at greater than normal atmospheric pressure.

hyperbarism

[-ber′izəm]
any disorder resulting from exposure to increased ambient pressure, usually caused by sudden exposure to or a significant increase in pressure. See also barotrauma, decompression sickness.

hy·per·bar·ism

(hī'pĕr-bar'izm)
Disturbances in the body resulting from the pressure of ambient gases at greater than 1 atmosphere (e.g., nitrogen narcosis, oxygen toxicity, bends).
[hyper- + G. baros, weight]

hyperbarism (hī·per·barˑ·izm),

n any of a number of disorders caused by excessive atmospheric pressure, generally occurring after an abrupt increase in pressure.

hyperbarism

a condition due to exposure to ambient gas pressure or atmospheric pressures exceeding the pressure within the body.