- Pertaining to pressure of ambient gases greater than one atmosphere.
- 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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