Clinical Aviation Medicine

  • ISBN 9789812388612

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This book provides an up-to-date and detailed overview of the physiological foundation for flight, covering the body's reactions to altitude, pressure changes, acceleration, and extreme temperatures; the physiology of the sensory organs; jet lag and exposure to cosmic radiation. The bulk of the book contains detailed guidance to the Medical Examiner on how to examine aircrew and how to determine their fitness for flight.Focussing on cardiology, ophthalmology, otology, neurology, psychology and psychiatry, "Practical Aviation Medicine" provides an in-depth discussion of many common diseases and medical conditions and how they relate to the demands of modern aviation, where both airline pilots and private pilots are concerned. In addition, the book includes a chapter on the medical requirements and other pertinent rules and regulations set by the Joint Aviation Authorities (JAA) and the Federal Aviation Administration of the United States (FAA), as well as the latest revised medical requirements of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
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