Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia.
Related to aviation physiology: aviation medicine
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
Medical Dictionary, © 2009 Farlex and Partners