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Gravity Suits MeSH Descriptor Data 2024

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Gravity Suits
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Unique ID
RDF Unique Identifier
MAST suit (Military or Medical Anti-Shock Trousers) goes here (do not add MILITARY MEDICINE); SPACE SUITS is also available
Scope Note
Double-layered inflatable suits which, when inflated, exert pressure on the lower part of the wearer's body. The suits are used to improve or stabilize the circulatory state, i.e., to prevent hypotension, control hemorrhage, and regulate blood pressure. The suits are also used by pilots under positive acceleration.
Entry Term(s)
Anti-Shock Trousers
Antigravity Suits
Antishock Trousers
Medical Anti-Shock Trousers
Military Anti-Shock Trousers
Military Antishock Trousers
Pneumatic Suits
Pressure Suits
Previous Indexing
Clothing (1966-1974)
Protective Clothing (1970-1974)
See Also
Intermittent Pneumatic Compression Devices
Public MeSH Note
76; was see under CLOTHING 1975
History Note
76(75); was see under CLOTHING 1975
Date Established
Date of Entry
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Gravity Suits Preferred
Military Antishock Trousers Narrower
Anti-Shock Trousers Related
Medical Anti-Shock Trousers Narrower
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