hy·​per·​bar·​ic | \ ˌhī-pər-ˈber-ik How to pronounce hyperbaric (audio) , -ˈba-rik \

Definition of hyperbaric

: of, relating to, or utilizing greater than normal pressure especially of oxygen a hyperbaric chamber hyperbaric medicine

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Other Words from hyperbaric

hyperbarically \ ˌhī-​pər-​ˈber-​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce hyperbarically (audio) , -​ˈba-​ri-​ \ adverb

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Recent Examples on the Web By Tuesday evening, he had been taken Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx, New York, for treatment in a hyperbaric chamber, Dulos' attorney Norm Pattis said. Eric Levenson, CNN, "Authorities believe Fotis Dulos, the estranged husband of missing Connecticut mom, attempted suicide," 29 Jan. 2020 The Bronx hospital has a hyperbaric chamber, a high-pressure machine that can be used to treat carbon monoxide poisoning. Michael Gold, New York Times, "Fotis Dulos, Charged With Killing His Wife, Jennifer, Attempts Suicide," 28 Jan. 2020 The ex-players allegedly filed claims for medical equipment that included cryotherapy machines, ultrasound devices, hyperbaric oxygen chambers and electromagnetic devices for use on horses. Usa Today Sports, USA TODAY, "Ex-Saints WR Joe Horn pleads guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud," 22 Dec. 2019 Equipment targeted in the scheme, according to prosecutors, included hyperbaric oxygen chambers, cryotherapy equipment, ultrasound machines and electromagnetic therapy devices for horses. Lucas Aulbach, The Courier-Journal, "Former Louisville football player Robert McCune charged in NFL health care fraud case," 12 Dec. 2019 The indictments charge that claims were made to the health-care plan for medical equipment, such as hyperbaric oxygen chambers and cryotherapy machines, that was never purchased. Mark Inabinett | Minabinett@al.com, al, "Carlos Rogers among former NFL players charged in health-care fraud," 12 Dec. 2019 There also is compression therapy, combining massage techniques to maximize recovery for both athletes and non-athletes, and hyperbaric therapy where patients lie in a pressurized chamber breathing 90-95% pure oxygen. Steve Sadin, chicagotribune.com, "Wellness center planned for Deerfield Square," 4 Nov. 2019 Walthall instead used the money to cover his son’s film school tuition, pay alimony to his ex-wife and buy a hyperbaric oxygen chamber, prosecutors said. Daily Pilot, "Court overturns conviction of former Laguna Beach man found guilty of plotting to kill judge in wood chipper," 30 July 2019 Each day of the course features Mars-applicable lectures about topics like radiation, hyperbaric medicine, contingency planning, and the psychological difficulties of isolation and confinement. Sarah Scoles, WIRED, "A New Kind of Space Camp Teaches the Art of Martian Medicine," 25 June 2019

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First Known Use of hyperbaric

1962, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for hyperbaric

hyper- + bar- + -ic entry 1

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The first known use of hyperbaric was in 1962

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10 Feb 2020

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“Hyperbaric.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperbaric. Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

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hy·​per·​bar·​ic | \ ˌhī-pər-ˈbar-ik How to pronounce hyperbaric (audio) \

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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hyperbarically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce hyperbarically (audio) \ adverb

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