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barotrauma Line breaks: baro|trauma
Pronunciation: /ˈbarə(ʊ)ˌtrɔːmə/
/ˈbarə(ʊ)ˌtraʊmə/

Definition of barotrauma in English:

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
Injury caused by a change in air pressure, affecting typically the ear or the lung.
Example sentences
  • The most dangerous medical problems are barotrauma to the lungs and decompression sickness, also called ‘the bends.’
  • Traumatic perforations of the tympanic membrane can occur because of water accidents, barotrauma, explosions, penetrating injury, or temporal bone fractures.
  • Inflation pressures for adults in excess of this are rarely beneficial, and the risk of barotrauma and gastric inflation are similar in adults and children.

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