- (of an anesthetic) having a specific gravity greater than that of cerebrospinal fluid.Compare hypobaric.
- pertaining to or utilizing gaseous pressure greater than normal, especially for administering oxygen in the treatment of certain diseases.
Origin of hyperbaric
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- of, concerned with, or operating at pressures higher than normal
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Word Origin and History for hyperbaric
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- Of, relating to, producing, operating, or occurring at pressures higher than normal atmospheric pressure.
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