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aerospace medicine

Definition of the noun aerospace medicine

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  1. the study and treatment of disorders associated with flight (especially with space flight)


aerospace medicine a.k.a. Aviation medicine, also called flight medicine or aerospace medicine, is a preventive or occupational medicine in which the patients/subjects are pilots, aircrews, or persons involved in spaceflight. The specialty strives to treat or prevent conditions to which aircrews are particularly susceptible, applies medical knowledge to the human factors in aviation and is thus a critical component of aviation safety. A military practitioner of aviation medicine may be called a flight surgeon and a civilian practitioner is an aviation medical examiner. One of the biggest differences between the military and civilian flight docs is the military flight surgeon's requirement to log flight hours.

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Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Work-Related Illnesses, Injuries, and Health Issues (2009)

by Ada P. Kahn

aerospace medicine incorporates life support, physicians, and medicine to protect workers and passengers involved in aviation and space operations. The field includes civil aviation and military aviation, and space flight, as well as ground ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Global Health (2008)

by Yawei Zhang

Aerospace medicine is a branch of preventive medicine, or occupational medicine, concerned with the health and safety of aircrew and passengers exposed to the aerospace environment. Practitioners and researchers apply principles of ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Space Technology, Revised Edition (2009)

by Joseph A. Angelo

aerospace medicine aerodynamic skip An atmospheric entry ABORT caused by entering a PLANET's ATMOSPHERE at too shallow an ANGLE. Much like a stone skipping across the surface of a pond, this condition results in a TRAJECTORY ...

Google previewMosby's Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing and Health Professions - Australian & New Zealand Edition (2014)

by Peter Harris, Sue Nagy, Nicholas Vardaxis

aerospace medicine /erމǀspƗs/, a branch of medicine concerned with the physiological and psychological effects of living and working in an artificial environment beyond the atmospheric and gravitational forces of the earth.

Google previewThe SAGE Encyclopedia of Economics and Society (2015)

by Frederick F. Wherry, Juliet B. Schor, Consulting Editor

aerospace medicine, and (3) occupational medicine. General preventive medicine is provided by health care providers, and it includes public health campaigns to ...

Google previewMosby's Pocket Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing & Health Professions (2013)

by Mosby

aerospace medicine /er'6spas/, a branch of medicine concerned with the physiologic and psychologic effects of living and working in ...

Google previewDictionary of Space Technology (2013)

by Joseph Angelo

aerospace medicine Figure 6. Space Fighters of Tomorrow—a painting by Robert T. McCall aerospace medicine That branch of medical science dealing with the effects of flight through the atmosphere or in space on the human body and ...

Google previewA Dictionary of the Space Age (2010)

by Paul Dickson

aerospace medicine. The branch of medicine dealing with the effects upon the human body offlight through the atmosphere or in space and with the prevention or cure of physiological or psychological malfunctions arising from these ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Health Services Research (2009)

by Ross M. Mullner

aerospace medicine. Another venue for potential preventive care that has received much ...

Google previewInternational Encyclopaedia of Engineering and Technology (2007)

by M N Doja

aerospace medicine That branch of medicine dealing with the effects International Encyclopaedia of Engineering ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Men's Health (2005)

by Glenn S. Rothfeld, Deborah S. Romaine

Aerospace Medicine Allergy Anesthesiology Bariatric Medicine Cardiology Chiropractic Critical Care Medicine Dermatology Emergency Medicine Endocrinology Epidemiology Family Practice Gastroenterology Geriatrics Gynecology ...

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