aviation medicine


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 DeJohn, New England Journal of Medicine, 4 Apr. 2002

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“Aviation medicine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aviation%20medicine. Accessed 3 Dec. 2020.

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