hypobarism

noun
hy·po·bar·ism | \-ˈbar-iz-əm \

Medical Definition of hypobarism 

: a condition which occurs when the ambient pressure is lower than the pressure of gases within the body and which may be marked by the distension of bodily cavities and the release of gas bubbles within bodily tissues

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