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[bar-uh-trou-muh, -traw-] /ˌbær əˈtraʊ mə, -ˈtrɔ-/
noun, plural barotraumata
[bar-uh-trou-muh-tuh, -traw-] /ˌbær əˈtraʊ mə tə, -ˈtrɔ-/ (Show IPA),
barotraumas. Pathology.
injury of certain organs, especially the ear, due to a change in the atmospheric pressure.
Compare aerotitis media.
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British Dictionary definitions for barotrauma


an injury caused by changes in atmospheric pressure, esp to the eardrums or lungs
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barotrauma in Medicine

barotrauma bar·o·trau·ma (bār'ō-trô'mə, -trou'-)
Injury caused by pressure, especially to the middle ear or paranasal sinuses due to an imbalance between the ambient pressure and pressure within the cavity.

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