dysbarism

dysbarism

[dis-bah-riz-uhm]
noun Medicine/Medical.
the condition resulting from a difference between the atmospheric pressure and the pressure of gases within the body.

Origin:
dys- + bar(o)- + -ism

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dysbarism dys·bar·ism (dĭs'bə-rĭz'əm)
n.
A complex of symptoms resulting from exposure to excessively low or rapidly changing air pressure.

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