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A name given to two kits of medical supplies carried aboard a space shuttle. The medications and bandage kit (MBK) and emergency medical kit (EMK) can be used for both minor illnesses and injuries, and for stabilizing more severe conditions.

The MBK contains wound dressings as well as medical treatments in the form of pills, capsules, and suppositories. The EMK includes diagnostic instruments, injectable medications, instruments for minor surgery, and a microbiological test.

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