abarognosis (s) (noun)
, abarognoses (pl)
A conscious loss of being able to appreciate the weight of objects held in the hand, or to differentiate objects of different weights: When Sarah went to the grocery store, she found that the abarognosis
in her hands made it difficult for her to even estimate how heavy the pineapple she wanted to buy was.
Larry almost dropped the heavy vase that was in his hand because of his abarognosis.
The doctor was not able to determine the cause of Claude's abarognosis or why he couldn't feel the empty glass in his hand.
baragnosis, baragnosia, baroagnosis
1. The inability to appreciate or estimate weight.
2. Loss of the sense of weight.
baranesthesia (s) (noun)
, baranesthesias (pl)
1. Insensibility to weight or pressure on the body: Jonathan lifted weights to develop his muscles, but he always had a physical trainer with him to prevent accidents because Jonathan was subject to
2. The inability to perceive pressure: The baranesthesia which Kirk experienced made it difficult for him to buy a pair of shoes that fit properly.
baresthesiometric, baraesthesiometric (adjective)
; more baresthesiometric, most baresthesiometric; more baraesthesiometric, most baraesthesiometric
A reference to an instrument for measuring the sense of bodily pressures: The baraesthesiometric pressure of a single feather can be accurately measured on the scale.
barhypesthesia (s) (noun)
, barhypesthesias (pl)
An impairment or a reduction of normal physical deep pressure sensations: During a massage, Hans became aware of his barhypesthesia because he didn't feel the deep pressure sensations from the firm massage he was receiving.
A health practitioner specializing in bariatrics.
1. That branch of medicine concerned with the management
(prevention or control) of obesity and allied diseases.
2. The field of medicine that offers treatment for the person who is
overweight with a comprehensive program including diet and nutrition,
exercise, behavior modification, lifestyle changes and, when indicated,
the prescription of appetite suppressants and other appropriate medications.
Bariatrics also includes research into overweight, its causes,
prevention, and treatment.
baric (BAR ik)
1. In physics, a reference to weight; especially, that of the atmosphere.
2. Relating to barometric pressure (as in isobar) or to weight generally.
The weight or density of a substance in comparison to a different substance at similar conditions of temperature and atmospheric pressure.
In physiology, a pressure-sensitive receptor organ of the nervous system, found, for example, in the walls of blood vessels.
baroclinity, baroclinicity, barocliny
In physics, a state of fluid stratification in which isobaric surfaces and isosteric surfaces are not parallel, but intersect.
An aneroid barometer with diagrams and directions for detecting the existence of a storm at a distance of several hundred miles.
Toothache associated with the reduction in atmospheric pressure in high-altitude flying. Also: aerodontalgia.
In mechanics, the study of the mechanics of heavy structures that are liable to collapse under their own weight.
1. In neurology, the conscious perception of weight; the faculty for recognizing weight.
2. Ability to appreciate or estimate the weight of objects, or to differentiate objects of different weights.