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52 Aerospace Medicine

Includes the biological and physiological effects of atmospheric and space flight (weightlessness, space radiation, acceleration, and altitude stress) on the human being; and the prevention of adverse effects of those environments. For psychological and behavioral effects of aerospace environments see 53 Behavioral Science. For the effects of space on animals and plants see 51 Life Sciences.


Aerospace Medicine – That branch of medicine dealing with the studies and effects of flight through the atmosphere or in space upon the human body and with the prevention or cure of physiological or psychological malfunctions arising from these effects. NASA Thesaurus, Washington, DC: National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Dictionary of Technical Terms for Aerospace Use. Wm. H. Allen, ed., 1965. NASA SP-7.

NASA Interest

Exhaustive Interest : All general biological and physiological studies and effects of atmospheric and space flight on the human being.

Selective Interest : Stress, physiological, and radiation effects of conventional medicine on the human being with direct application to aerospace flight and environments.

Negative Interest : Medicine, pharmacology, and radiation effects of conventional medicine and biology with no aerospace applications.


Input Subjects of Specific Interest

  • acceleration effects (biological, human)
  • aerospace medicine
  • altitude effects (biological, human)
  • anthropometry
  • astronaut health (physical)
  • atmospheric pressure effects (human)
  • bioastronautics
  • bioelectronic instruments (aerospace medicine)
  • bioengineering (aerospace medicine)
  • biomedical instruments (aerospace medicine)
  • bone mass
  • cardiac physiology (human)
  • centrifugal motion effects
  • circadian rhythm (human)
  • clinical chemistry
  • confinement (effects, human)
  • Coriolis forces (physiological effects, human)
  • deceleration effects (human)
  • decompression sickness
  • diurnal effects (human)
  • dysbarism
  • effects of atmospheric flight (human)
  • effects of radiation (human)
  • effects of space flight (human)
  • effects of stress (human)
  • electromagnetic field effects (physiological, human)
  • environmental effects (human)
  • exercise
  • extravehicular activity (physiological effects)
  • fatigue (physiological, human)
  • genetics (human)
  • gravitational effects (biological, human)
  • high temperature effects (human)
  • hypoxia (human)
  • low temperature effects (human)
  • magnetic field effects (human)
  • microgravity effects (human)
  • motion sickness
  • neuroendocrinology
  • orthostatic tolerance
  • oxygen generation
  • pathology (human)
  • perception (biological, human)
  • pharmacology
  • physiological effects of flight (human)
  • physiological factors (human)
  • physiological monitoring devices (human)
  • physiology (human)
  • quarantine (human)
  • radiation effects (human)
  • radiobiography (human)
  • reduced gravity effects (physiological, human)
  • sensory deprivation (physiological effects, human)
  • sensory organs (human)
  • sleep apnea
  • sleep deprivation (physiological effects, human)
  • space adaptation (physiological, human)
  • space environment effects (physiological, human)
  • space flight effects (physiological, human)
  • stress (physiological effects, human)
  • stress effects of atmospheric flight (physiological, human)
  • stress effects of space flight (physiological, human)
  • temperature effects (human)
  • tomography (medical applications)
  • toxicology (human)
  • vestibular effects (human)
  • visual acuity
  • weightlessness effects (physiological, human)
  • zero gravity effects (physiological, human)