[ bar-uh-trou-muh, -traw- ]
/ ˌbær əˈtraʊ mə, -ˈtrɔ- /
noun, plural bar·o·trau·ma·ta [bar-uh-trou-muh-tuh, -traw-], /ˌbær əˈtraʊ mə tə, -ˈtrɔ-/, bar·o·trau·mas.Pathology.
injury of certain organs, especially the ear, due to a change in the atmospheric pressure.
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British Dictionary definitions for barotrauma
/ (ˈbærəʊˌtrɔːmə) /
an injury caused by changes in atmospheric pressure, esp to the eardrums or lungs
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Medical definitions for barotrauma
[ băr′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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