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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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Etihad Airways, the national airline of the United Arab Emirates, has hosted the fifth edition of its acclaimed annual Aviation Health Conference, accredited for the first time by the International Academy of Aviation and Space Medicine.
Northumbria University have also previously collaborated with the ESA's Space Medicine Office, looking at spinal muscle health.
It is one of a series where Northumbria University has collaborated with the European Space Agency's Space Medicine Office to look at spinal muscle health.
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In a book chronicling the story of Soviet space medicine, Dr Vladimir Yazdovsky wrote, "Laika was quiet and charming.
Ernsting's Aviation and Space Medicine, 5th Edition (online access included)
This is a once-in-a-space-program opportunity," says John Charles, PhD, Associate Manager for International Science, NASA's Human Research Program (HRP), reflecting on the strong scientific value of having identical twins perform space medicine experiments.
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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.