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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The branch of medical science that deals with the ability of humans to tolerate environmental stresses and variations, as in space travel.
  • n. The application of the principles of the natural sciences, especially biology and physiology, to clinical medicine.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The application of biology and physiology to clinical medicine
  • n. The branch of medicine that studies the effects of environmental stress on organisms (most often in space travel)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The application of the principles and techniques of the natural sciences, especially biology, to investigate and solve problems in clinical medicine.
  • n. The investigation of the effects of external environmental factors such as weightlessness on the human body.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the branch of medical science that applies biological and physiological principles to clinical practice
  • n. the branch of medical science that studies the ability of organisms to withstand environmental stress (as in space travel)

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