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G-tolerance limits

the maximum gravitation effects (g-forces) that an individual can withstand before blacking out as a result of acceleration drawing blood out of the head toward the feet (the +Gz direction). Pilots of high-performance aircraft can tolerate +9 Gz with use of G-suits and straining maneuvers. The duration of G-exposure and the type of safety protection used are important in determining whether or not blackout will occur.

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tranquilizer

tranquilizer

n. a drug that is used to reduce physiological and subjective symptoms of anxiety. In the past, distinctions were made between so-called major tranquilizers (antipsychotics) and minor tranquilizers (anxiolytics; e.g., benzodiazepines).