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.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

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]
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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.
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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.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

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.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012