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acceleration stress




crewmember subjected to high g force in the film Destination Moon
A bad case of acceleration stress in the film Destination Moon
The physiological effect of high acceleration or deceleration on the human body. Acceleration stress increases with the magnitude and duration of the acceleration. Longitudinal accelerations cannot be tolerated as well as transverse ones as the former have a much stronger influence on the cardiovascular system.


Related entry

   • acceleration tolerance


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   • SPACE AND AEROSPACE MEDICINE