/huy'peuhr bar"ik/, adj. Med.
1. (of an anesthetic) having a specific gravity greater than that of cerebrospinal fluid. Cf. hypobaric.
2. pertaining to or utilizing gaseous pressure greater than normal, esp. for administering oxygen in the treatment of certain diseases.
[1925-30; HYPER- + BARIC2]

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