hypobarism

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hypobarism

Disturbances resulting from a decrease of ambient pressure to less than that within the body fluids, tissues, and cavities.
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SOD activity and Wistar albino rats 2009 [117] [TBARs] divided into trained postadaptation by in hypobaria (THb) training in altitude and normobaria (TNb) * and nontrained in hypobaria (Hb) and normobaria (Nb) Asami et al.
A hypobaric chamber, or altitude chamber, is a chamber used during aerospace or high terrestrial altitude research or training to simulate the effects of high altitude on the human body, especially hypoxia (low oxygen) and hypobaria (low ambient air pressure).
Most pressurised aircraft can opt to increase their cabin pressure (thus reducing the level of hypobaria to which patients are exposed) by either changing the cabin pressurisation settings, or by flying at lower altitudes.