Aerosinusitis



inflammation of the nasal sinuses caused by the effect on the sinuses of changes in atmospheric pressure.

aerosinusitis aer·o·si·nus·i·tis (âr’ō-sī’nə-sī’tĭs)
n.
Inflammation of the paranasal sinuses caused by a difference between the pressure within the sinus cavities and the ambient pressure. Also called barosinusitis.

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  • Barostat

    noun a device for maintaining constant pressure, such as one used in an aircraft cabin barostat bar·o·stat (bār’ə-stāt’) n. A pressure-regulating device or structure, such as a baroreceptor.

  • Baroswitch

    a switch actuated by barometric pressure.



  • Barotaxis

    barotaxis barotaxis bar·o·tax·is (bār’ō-tāk’sĭs) n. The response of living tissue to changes in pressure.

  • Barothermograph

    an automatic instrument for recording pressure and temperature.



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