出典:『Wiktionary』 (2013/03/30 13:13 UTC 版)
barotrauma (countable かつ uncountable; 複数形 barotraumas)
- (medicine) Damage to body tissue caused by a difference in pressure between an air space in or near the body and the surrounding air.
- 1997 September 19, Cecil Adams, “the Straight Dope”, Chicago Reader:
- Of course, one must take care not to inadvertently seal the ear canal with the suction tip, thereby risking "tympanic membrane barotrauma" and possibly sucking out the patient's brains.
- 2001 January 26, David Malakoff, “A Roaring Debate Over Ocean Noise”, Science, volume 291, number 5504, DOI:10.1126/science.291.5504.576, pages 576-578:
- The timing raised suspicions that the whales had been disoriented by "barotrauma," or pressure injuries to sensitive ear and brain tissues caused by sound waves.