hypobarism

noun

hy·​po·​bar·​ism -ˈbar-iz-əm How to pronounce hypobarism (audio)
: 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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“Hypobarism.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/hypobarism. Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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