hypobarism


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hypobarism

 [hi″po-bar´izm]
the condition resulting from exposure to ambient gas pressure or atmospheric pressures that are below those within body tissues, fluids, cavities.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

hy·po·bar·ism

(hī'pō-bar'izm),
Dysbarism resulting from decreasing barometric pressure on the body without hypoxia; gas in body cavities tends to expand, and gases dissolved in body fluids tend to come out of solution as bubbles. Compare: decompression sickness.
Synonym(s): hypobaria
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

hy·po·bar·ism

(hī'pō-bar'izm)
Dysbarism resulting from decreasing barometric pressure on the body without hypoxia; gas in body cavities tends to expand, and gases dissolved in body fluids tend to come out of solution as bubbles.
Compare: decompression sickness, bends
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

hy·po·bar·ism

(hī'pō-bar'izm)
Dysbarism resulting from decreasing barometric pressure on the body without hypoxia; gas in body cavities tends to expand, and gases dissolved in body fluids tend to come out of solution as bubbles.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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