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

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]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

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