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A condition associated with exposure to very low or rapidly changing atmospheric pressure.

Symptoms include pain in or near joints, giddiness, headache, numbness of limbs, chest pain, and shortness of breath. When it occurs in a severe form, it is sometimes called “decompression sickness” or “the bends”.

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Word Entries containing the term: “dysbarism
aerotitis, barotitis, aero-otitis, aviator's ear, aviation otitis, altitude dysbarism
1. Inflammation of the ear, especially the middle ear, due to failure of the eustachian tube to remain open during sudden changes in barometric pressure, which may occur during flying, diving, or working in a pressure chamber.
2. Ottic barotrauma caused by abrupt atmospheric pressure changes; such as, may affect the crew and passengers of aircraft during flight, particularly during descent.
3. Inflammation of the ear caused by pressure changes when auditory tubes are obstructed which occurs commonly in aviators and divers.
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