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dysbarism

Pronunciation: dis'bar-izm

Definition: General term for the symptom complex resulting from exposure to decreased or changing barometric pressure, including all physiologic effects resulting from such changes with the exception of hypoxia, and including the effects of rapid decompression.

[dys- + G. baros, weight]

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