space sickness(redirected from physiologic vertigo)
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dizziness as result of changes in inner ear resulting from absence of gravity.
Synonym(s): physiologic vertigo
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Motion sickness caused by sustained weightlessness during space flight, usually accompanied by disturbance of the inner ear.
space′sick′ (spās′sĭk′) adj.
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space sicknessSpace adaptation syndrome, see there.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
1. The nausea that people can experience in the low-gravity environment of space.
2. The damage to health from exposure to prolonged low-gravity situations (such as osteoporosis and muscle weakness) or from radiation.
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