G-suit


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G-suit

(je-sut)
A coverall-type garment designed for use by aviators. It contains compartments that inflate and bring pressure on the legs and abdomen to prevent blood from pooling there. In aviators this helps to prevent unconsciousness caused by positive acceleration with resulting pooling of blood in the lower extremities. The suit has been used in medicine to treat postural hypotension.
See: antishock garment; MAST
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"I thought to myself, flying with the full-coverage G-suit feels natural.
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The person sprinting toward the F-15 isn't dressed in flight gear (no G-suit, survival vest or helmet), nor is any of this gear visible on or near the aircraft.
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