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space medicine

n.
The medical science that is concerned with the biological, physiological, and psychological effects of space flight on humans.

space medicine

n
(Medicine) the branch of medicine concerned with the effects on man of flight outside the earth's atmosphere. Compare aviation medicine

space′ med`icine


n.
the branch of medicine dealing with the effects on humans of flying outside the earth's atmosphere.
[1950–55]
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Noun1.space medicine - the branch of medicine concerned with the effects of space flight on human beings
medical specialty, medicine - the branches of medical science that deal with nonsurgical techniques
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Dr Nick Caplan, a reader in health and rehabilitation in the University's Department of Sport, Exercise and Rehabilitation, said: "Because spinal muscles waste away when astronauts are in space, the European Space Agency's Space Medicine Office has prioritised spinal and core health as one of its key developmental areas.
It can also detect intratissue cosmetics and pharmaceutics such as sunscreen nanoparticles (in situ drug monitoring) and provides tomograph guided surgery as well as space medicine.
To me, this job is the ultimate in family medicine, flight medicine, space medicine and telemedicine.
For more on space medicine during the Mercury, Gemini and Apollo programs see Mae Mills Link, Space Medicine in Project Mercury (Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Special Publication-4003, 1965) and John Pitts, The Human Factor: Biomedicine in the Manned Space Program to 1980 (Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration Special Publication Special Publication-4213 1985).
During the 200-day trip, says Kevin Fong, expert in space medicine, "bone and muscle waste at alarmingly high rates.
Contract notice: New research space medicine, electrical installation.
Before coming to DHS, Polk was the deputy chief medical officer and chief of space medicine for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration's (NASA) Johnson Space Center.
Tracing the history of cooperation, he said that China and Russia have collaborated on astronaut training, spacecraft technology and extra-vehicular suits, and "we are cooperating with our French counterparts on a variety of experiments in astrobiology and space medicine.
China is also cooperating with French counterparts on a variety of experiments in astrobiology and space medicine.
DR KEVIN FONG 41 is director of space DR KEVIN FONG, 41, is director of space medicine at University College London.
Jonathan Clark with the Center for Space Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.
Of course, all physicians will not be expected to be experts in space medicine, just as they are currently not experts in the physiology of airplane flight, but they will have to understand how it affects their patients," the authors wrote in the BMJ.