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a branch of physiology that is concerned with the effects on humans and animals exposed for long periods to pressurized cabins, radiation hazards at high altitudes, weightlessness, disturbances of biological rhythms, acceleration, and mental functions under stressful flying conditions.
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