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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.
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