aviation medicine

noun

Definition of aviation medicine

:a branch of medicine that deals with diseases and disturbances associated with aviation : aerospace medicine
  • A patient with special needs, such as a need for supplemental oxygen, may require a medical certificate from a physician (preferably one with training in aviation medicine) stating that the passenger is medically fit for commercial air travel …
  • —Mark A. Gendreau and Charles DeJohnNew England Journal of Medicine4 Apr. 2002

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