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Coriolis Force MeSH Descriptor Data 2023

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Coriolis Force
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The apparent deflection (Coriolis acceleration) of a body in motion with respect to the earth, as seen by an observer on the earth, attributed to a fictitious force (Coriolis force) but actually caused by the rotation of the earth. In a medical context it refers to the physiological effects (nausea, vertigo, dizziness, etc.) felt by a person moving radially in a rotating system, as a rotating space station. (From Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed & McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)
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Coriolis Acceleration
Coriolis Effect
Coriolis Stimulation
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use CORIOLIS FORCE to search CORIOLIS EFFECT 1966-69 (as Prov)
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70; was CORIOLIS EFFECT 1964-69 (Prov)
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