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Pronunciation: hi'ba-rok'se-a

Definition: Oxygen therapy with pressures greater than 1 atmosphere or ambient oxygen pressure applied to the entire body in a chamber or room.

[G. hyper, above, + baros, pressure, + oxys, acute]

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