space medicine


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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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