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antihistamine

antihistamine  

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A drug that blocks the action of histamine, used in the treatment of allergic rhinitis, especially hay fever. A common side effect is drowsiness. See histamine receptors.
drug administration

drug administration  

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Medicines and other chemicals, for both diagnostic and therapeutic reasons, and for purposes such as immunization or anaesthesia, can be administered in a wide variety of ways. The administration of ...
motion sickness

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The Oxford Companion to the Body

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2003
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Science and technology, Life Sciences
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741 words

At some point in their lives, most individuals experience motion sickness, in one form or another, while being transported in

passive movement

passive movement  

(pas-iv)movement not brought about by a patient's own efforts. Passive movements are induced by manipulation of the joints by a physiotherapist. Compare active movement.
semicircular canal

semicircular canal  

(sem-i-ser-kew-ler)three tubes that form part of the membranous labyrinth of the ear. They are concerned with balance and each canal registers movement in a different plane.
sensory conflict theory

sensory conflict theory  

A proposed explanation for motion sickness according to which passive movement creates a mismatch between information relating to orientation and movement supplied by the visual and the vestibular ...
space Exploration

space Exploration  

In 1903 the Russian physicist Konstantin Tsiolkovsky was developing ideas for space rockets fuelled by liquefied gas and by 1926 Robert Goddard in the USA had successfully designed the first ...
survival at sea

survival at sea  

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Has been a problem confronting man ever since he took to the sea in boats. An emergency can result in survivors finding themselves: (i) immersed in water; or (ii) aboard ...
vomiting

vomiting  

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1 vb. to eject the contents of the stomach through the mouth (see vomiting).2 n. the contents of the stomach ejected during vomiting. Medical name: vomitus.

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