Glossary of Technical and Physiological Terms Related to Aerospace Oxygen Systems
This document presents a glossary of many of the terms that can be found in literature covering issues related to aviation oxygen systems and associated topics. Such a listing can never be all inclusive but the majority of important terms are anticipated to be included for reference.
Rationale: This document consolidates reference definitions to many terms related to aviation oxygen systems. It was prepared as a ready reference to cover the multi-disciplinary aspects required to responsibly address work in the area of aviation oxygen systems. The goal is to provide a common reference and definitions that engineers, physiologists, or others could use to understand concepts that are not specific to their area of expertise.
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Human factorsNervous systemFluids and secretionsPhysical examinationGasesChemicalsRespiratory systemCarbon dioxideCarbon monoxidePressure
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