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Space physiology

Author: Jay C Buckey
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
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This is the definitive handbook for space crews living and working in zero gravity, as well as for the wide community of scientists, physicians and engineers who support them. It offers advice on physiological and medical problems of bone loss, kidney stones, motion sickness, muscle loss, loss of balance, orthostatic intolerance, weight loss, radiation exposure, as well as on gender differences and extra-vehicular  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Buckey, Jay C.
Space physiology.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2005013758
(OCoLC)60393454
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jay C Buckey
ISBN: 9780199747900 0199747903 1280558784 9781280558788 1429405171 9781429405171
OCLC Number: 71810593
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 283 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Bone loss: dealing with calcium and bone loss in space --
Psychosocial support: maintaining an effective team --
Radiation hazards: establishing a safe level --
Muscle loss: a practical approach to maintaining strength --
Extravehicular activity: performing eva safely --
Balance: neurovestibular effects of spaceflight and their operational consequences --
Cardiovascular changes: atrophy, arrhythmias, and orthostatic intolerance --
Nutrition: maintaining body mass and preventing disease --
Motion sickness in space: prevention and treatment --
Gender: identifying and managing the relevant differences --
Preflight preparation and postflight recovery: preparation and rehabilitation --
Long-duration flight medical planning: medical care on the way to the Moon and Mars.
Responsibility: Jay C. Buckey, Jr.
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