Definition of hyperbaric
: of, relating to, or utilizing greater than normal pressure especially of oxygen a hyperbaric chamber hyperbaric medicine
hyperbaricallyplay \ˌhī-pər-ˈber-i-k(ə-)lē, -ˈba-ri-\ adverb
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Next month, a 400-child clinical trial will begin at 20 U.S. hyperbaric chambers.
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Origin and Etymology of hyperbaric
hyper- + bar- + 1-ic
First Known Use: 1962See Words from the same year
Medical Definition of hyperbaric
1: having a specific gravity greater than that of cerebrospinal fluid—used of solutions for spinal anesthesia; compare hypobaric
2: of, relating to, or utilizing greater than normal pressure especially of oxygen a hyperbaric chamber hyperbaric treatment
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