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Medical Term:

hyperbarism

Pronunciation: hi'per-bar'izm

Definition: Disturbances in the body resulting from the pressure of ambient gases at greater than one atmosphere; nitrogen narcosis, oxygen toxicity, bends.

[hyper- + G. baros, weight]

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