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hyperbaric

Pronunciation: hi'per-bar'ik

Definition:

  1. Pertaining to pressure of ambient gases greater than one atmosphere.
  2. Concerning solutions, more dense than the diluent or medium; in spinal anesthesia, a hyperbaric solution has a density greater than that of spinal fluid.

[hyper- + G. baros, weight]

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