Aviation medicine

the branch of medicine dealing with the psychological, physiological, and pathological effects of flying in airplanes.
Historical Examples

Only in his field of aviation medicine did he feel competent, secure.
Warning from the Stars Ron Cocking

the branch of medicine concerned with the effects on man of flight in the earth’s atmosphere Compare space medicine


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  • Aviator

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