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hypobarism

Pronunciation: hi'po-bar'izm

Definition: Dysbarism resulting from decreasing barometric pressure on the body without hypoxia; gas in body cavities tends to expand, and gases dissolved in body fluids tend to come out of solution as bubbles.

Synonym(s): hypobaria

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