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hypobaric

[hahy-puh-bar-ik] /ˌhaɪ pəˈbær ɪk/
adjective, Medicine/Medical
1.
(of an anesthetic) having a specific gravity lower than that of cerebrospinal fluid.
Compare hyperbaric (def 1).
Origin
1925-1930
1925-30; hypo- + Greek bár(os) weight + -ic
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Examples for hypobaric
  • Be aware that a physician not specialized in aviation or hypobaric medicine may not be familiar with this type of medical problem.
hypobaric in Medicine

hypobaric hy·po·bar·ic (hī'pə-bār'ĭk)
adj.

  1. Relating to ambient gas pressures below one atmosphere.

  2. Less dense than diluent or medium. Used of solutions.

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hypobaric in Science
hypobaric
  (hī'pə-bār'ĭk)   
Relating to conditions of low air pressure and low oxygen content, such as atmospheric conditions at high altitudes, or in special chambers used to establish low-pressure conditions.
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