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aerotitis media

[air-uh-tahy-tis, air-] /ˈɛər əˈtaɪ tɪs, ˌɛər-/
noun
1.
temporary deafness and pain arising from traumatic inflammation of the middle ear, caused by a rapid change in barometric pressure, as a rise in ambient cabin pressure in an aircraft descending from high altitude for landing.
Also called aerotitis.
Origin of aerotitis media
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aerotitis media in Medicine

aerotitis media aer·o·ti·tis me·di·a (âr'ə-tī'tĭs mē'dē-ə)
n.
An acute or chronic traumatic inflammation of the middle ear caused by differences between the pressure in the tympanic cavity and the ambient pressure. Also called barotitis media.

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