dysbarism

noun
dys·​ba·​rism | \ ˈdis-bə-ˌriz-əm How to pronounce dysbarism (audio) \

Medical Definition of dysbarism

: the complex of symptoms (as the bends, headache, or mental disturbance) that accompanies exposure to excessively low or rapidly changing environmental air pressure

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“Dysbarism.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/dysbarism. Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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