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]

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]
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