Barotitis
Middle ear problems due to changing atmospheric pressures, as when a plane descends to land. The problems include ear pain, ringing, diminished hearing and, sometimes, dizziness. The word barotitis (pronounced bar-o-tit-is) is compounded from bar- as in barometer + otitis meaning inflammation of the ear. Alternate terms include aerotitis, aerotitis media, barotitis media, and otic barotrauma.

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n.
disease of the ear caused by changing air pressure, as experienced during air travel.

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bar·oti·tis (bar″o-tiґtis) a morbid condition of the ear produced by exposure to differing atmospheric pressures. Called also aerotitis.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • Barotitis — Klassifikation nach ICD 10 T70.0 Barotrauma, Ohr T70.1 Barotrauma, Nasennebenhöhlen T70.2 Sonstige und nicht nähe …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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  • barotitis — n. disease of the ear caused by changing air pressure, as experienced during air travel …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • barotitis media — Véase aerotitis media. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

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  • barotitis media — (Medicine) inflammation of the middle ear caused by difference in the air pressure on either side of the eardrum (causes ringing of the ears, hearing loss and pain) …   English contemporary dictionary

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