barotraumata

barotrauma

[bar-uh-trou-muh, -traw-]
noun, plural barotraumata [bar-uh-trou-muh-tuh, -traw-] , barotraumas. Pathology.
injury of certain organs, especially the ear, due to a change in the atmospheric pressure.
Compare aerotitis media.


Origin:
baro- + trauma

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barotrauma (ˈbærəʊˌtrɔːmə)
 
n
an injury caused by changes in atmospheric pressure, esp to the eardrums or lungs

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barotrauma bar·o·trau·ma (bār'ō-trô'mə, -trou'-)
n.
Injury caused by pressure, especially to the middle ear or paranasal sinuses due to an imbalance between the ambient pressure and pressure within the cavity.

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