space medicine

noun

Definition of space medicine 

: a branch of medicine that deals with the physiological and biological effects on the human body of spaceflight

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The job is being offered by the French Institute for Space Medicine and Physiology, a group working to up French space medicine know-how. Erin Blakemore, Smithsonian, "France Wants You to Lie on Your Back for 60 Days in the Name of Space Research," 5 Apr. 2017

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1949, in the meaning defined above

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space medicine

noun

Medical Definition of space medicine 

: a branch of medicine concerned with the physiological and biological effects on the human body of spaceflight

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