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space sick·ness

dizziness as result of changes in inner ear resulting from absence of gravity.
Synonym(s): physiologic vertigo
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

space sickness

n.
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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The constellation of effects of space travel on human physiology, especially motion sickness; prolonged space flight is associated with osteoporosis, disuse muscle atrophy, growth of 5+ cm in space, related to low gravity, and may be punctuated by inconvenience—e.g., failure of waste management systems
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space sickness

Space adaptation syndrome, see there.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

space sickness

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.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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