aerosinusitis

aerosinusitis

[air-oh-sahy-nuh-sahy-tis]
noun Medicine/Medical.
inflammation of the nasal sinuses caused by the effect on the sinuses of changes in atmospheric pressure.
Also called barosinusitus.


Origin:
aero- + sinusitis

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aerosinusitis aer·o·si·nus·i·tis (âr'ō-sī'nə-sī'tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of the paranasal sinuses caused by a difference between the pressure within the sinus cavities and the ambient pressure. Also called barosinusitis.

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aerosinusitis

pain, inflammation, and possible bleeding of the membranes lining the sinus cavities in the head, caused by a difference between the pressure inside the sinuses and that outside. Sinus squeeze is a common malady of persons flying in unpressurized aircraft and of divers.

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