Aerophagia: Swallowing too much air, a common cause of gas in the stomach and belching. Everyone swallows small amounts of air when eating or drinking. However, rapid eating or drinking, chewing gum, smoking, or ill-fitting dentures may cause a significant increase in swallowed air.
The word “phage” in Greek means “to eat.” Aerophagia is literally to eat air.
Aerophobia: An abnormal and persistent fear of flying. Sufferers experience severe anxiety even though they usually realize that the flying does not pose a threat commensurate with their fear. Aerophobia also means an irrational fear of fresh air or drafts of air. Derived from the Greek “aero-“, air or gas + “phobos”, fear = literally, […]
Aerosinusitis: Painful sinus troubles due to changing atmospheric pressures. Aerosinusitis is the cause of sinus pain when going up or down in a plane. Also known as barosinusitis and sinus barotrauma.
Aerosol: A fine spray or mist. Medications in aerosol form can be administered via a nebulizer and inhaled.
Aerosolization: The production of an aerosol — a fine mist or spray containing minute particles. See: Aerosol.
- Aerospace medicine
Aerospace medicine: The fields of medicine concerned with the maintenance of health, safety, and performance of those in aviation and space travel. Aerospace medicine is the sum of aviation medicine and space medicine — health in flight both inside and outside the Earth’s atmosphere. Aviation medicine is the study of the biological and psychological effects […]