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Aerospace medicine

D.M. Denison and M. Bagshaw

in Oxford Textbook of Medicine

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Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9780199204854
Published online May 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199570973 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199204854.003.090505

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Aerospace medicine

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Travel by air is a safe means of transport, but puts people at various physiological risks and is a potential means of spreading infectious disease.

Physiological risks associated with flying include hypoxia—atmospheric pressure falls with altitude. The minimum cabin pressure in commercial passenger aircraft (565 mmHg, 75.1 kPa) brings a healthy individual’s arterial ...

Chapter.  6333 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Occupational Medicine

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