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aerotitis media

[ air-uh-tahy-tis, air- ]
/ ˈɛər əˈtaɪ tɪs, ˌɛər- /
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noun

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.

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Medical definitions for aerotitis media

aerotitis media
[ âr′ə-tītĭs mēdē-ə ]

n.

barotitis media
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