aviation physiology


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aviation physiology

The branch of physiology that deals with conditions encountered by humans in flying, mountain climbing, or space flight. The conditions studied are hypoxia, extreme temperature and radiation, effects of acceleration and deceleration, weightlessness, motion sickness, enforced inactivity, mental stress, acclimatization, and disturbance of biological rhythm.
See also: physiology
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Every four years, aircrew personnel take a mandatory one-day refresher course in aviation physiology. Project specialists take a two- to three-day course, while the VIP course lasts one day.
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