barotitis

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barotitis

[‚bar·ə′tīd·əs]
(medicine)
Inflammation of the ear, or a part of it, caused by changes in atmospheric pressure. Also known as aerootitis.
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From 1940 through the mid-1960s, nasopharyngeal (NP) radium was used to treat hearing loss, chronic otitis, and other conditions in children and was used to treat aerotitis media in submariners and aviators in the military.
Within the Army Air Forces, aerotitis media proved the leading flight-related ailment.
Indeed, while curing aerotitis in most treated servicemen, this procedure may have sown the seeds for subsequent cancers and other chronic disorders, contends the Submarine Survivors Group (SSG).