space medicine

noun

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

Examples of space medicine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The current leaders in space medicine are either experts in aerospace engineering or in medicine, but rarely do experts have formal training or a complete understanding of both fields. Arian Anderson, Discover Magazine, 24 June 2024 Research in the expanding field of space medicine has identified many ways in which a microgravity environment and other factors can meddle with the human body during space missions. Fox News, 15 Mar. 2024 Finally, the budding field of space medicine took a big leap with a successful 3D printing experiment in microgravity. Popular Science, 29 Nov. 2023 The new crew will conduct experiments in space medicine, space technology and other areas during their mission and will help install and maintain the equipment inside and outside the station, the agency said. TIME, 26 Oct. 2023 That is where the more adventurous elements of MGH’s two-year space medicine fellowship come in. Kay Lazar, BostonGlobe.com, 29 July 2023 Floating in a Virtual World Jay Buckey — a former space shuttle astronaut — is now a professor of space medicine and physiology at Dartmouth. Shannon Stirone, Discover Magazine, 4 Aug. 2016 During the mission, according to state media, the crew will also conduct more than 40 experiments and tests in the fields of space science research, space medicine and space technology, as well as three to four extravehicular activities — performed by astronauts in space suits. Katie Hunt, CNN, 29 Nov. 2022 Even the medical events in the movie are grounded in reality--due, in no small part, to the input of Kevin Fong, an expert in space medicine at University College London, who advised the movie. Corey S Powell, Discover Magazine, 26 Mar. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1949, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of space medicine was in 1949

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“Space medicine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/space%20medicine. Accessed 17 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

space medicine

noun
: a branch of medicine concerned with the effects of spaceflight on the human body

Medical Definition

space medicine

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

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