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Effect of barometric pressure changes

Significant changes in atmospheric air pressure, the environment (water) and partial pressures of gases are associated with special conditions of human activity - diving and caisson work, high-altitude ascents, flights in airplanes and spacecraft, as well as work using the modified barometric pressure and composition of the gas environment in pressure chambers for medical and scientific purposes.

In some circumstances requiring investigation (accident, violation of safety regulations, etc.), the judicial authorities need to appoint a forensic medical examination to establish the nature of the injuries or cause of death caused by abrupt changes in barometric pressure.

  • The effect of high barometric pressure
  • Effect of reduced barometric pressure
  • Control questions
    1. Describe the pathogenesis of death with low barometric pressure.
    2. What pathological signs characterize the onset of death from the action of high barometric pressure?
    3. What is characterized by "explosive" decompression?