barotrauma

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baro- +‎ trauma.

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barotrauma (countable and uncountable, plural barotraumas)

  1. (medicine) Damage to body tissue caused by a difference in pressure between an air space in or near the body and the surrounding air.
    • 1997 September 19, Cecil Adams, “the Straight Dope”, Chicago Reader:
      Of course, one must take care not to inadvertently seal the ear canal with the suction tip, thereby risking "tympanic membrane barotrauma" and possibly sucking out the patient's brains.
    • 2001 January 26, David Malakoff, “A Roaring Debate Over Ocean Noise[1], Science, volume 291, number 5504, DOI:10.1126/science.291.5504.576, pages 576-578: 
      The timing raised suspicions that the whales had been disoriented by "barotrauma," or pressure injuries to sensitive ear and brain tissues caused by sound waves.

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barotrauma

  1. barotrauma

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