hypobaric

[hahy-puh-bar-ik]

adjective Medicine/Medical.

(of an anesthetic) having a specific gravity lower than that of cerebrospinal fluid.Compare hyperbaric(def 1).

Origin of hypobaric

1925–30; hypo- + Greek bár(os) weight + -ic
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hypobaric in Medicine

hypobaric

[hī′pə-bărĭk]

adj.

Relating to ambient gas pressures below one atmosphere.
Less dense than diluent or medium. Used of solutions.
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hypobaric in Science

hypobaric

[hī′pə-bărĭk]

Relating to conditions of low air pressure and low oxygen content, such as atmospheric conditions at high altitudes, or in special chambers used to establish low-pressure conditions.
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