Space Physiology

Space Physiology

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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 activity. Additional topics include preparatino for flight, long-duration medical planning and rehabilitation. This is the first book to combine modern space physiology with practical advice.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 304 pages
  • 157.5 x 236.2 x 27.9mm | 657.72g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 7 halftones, numerous tables and line drawings
  • 0195137256
  • 9780195137255
  • 1,084,392

Review quote

I strongly recommend Space Physiology to physicians and scientists engaged in aerospace medicine and anyone interested in the US space program. I also recommend this book to our law makers, because it is they who must resolve to properly fund our aerospace medical research efforts. * JAMA *show more

About Jay C. Buckey

Jay C. Buckey, Jr., M.D. is Associate Professor of Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School, and Team Lead, Technology Development Team, National Space Biomedical Research Institute. He was a payload specialist astronaut on the STS-90, Neurolab Space Shuttle mission.show more

Table of contents

1. Bone Loss: Dealing with Calcium and Bone Loss in Space ; 2. Psychosocial Support: Maintaining an Effective Team ; 3. Radiation Hazards: Establishing a Safe Level ; 4. Muscle Loss: A Practical Approach to Maintaining Strength ; 5. Extravehicular Activity: Performing EVA Safely ; 6. Balance: Neurovestibular Effects of Spaceflight and Their Operational Consequences ; 7. Cardiovascular Changes: Atrophy, Arrhythmias, and Orthostatic Intolerance ; 8. Nutrition: Maintaining Body Mass and Preventing Disease ; 9. Motion Sickness in Space: Prevention and Treatment ; 10. Gender: Identifying and Managing the Relevant Differences ; 11. Preflight Preparation and Postflight Recovery: Preparation and Rehabilitation ; 12. Long-Duration Flight Medical Planning: Medical Care on the Way to the Moon and Marsshow more

Review Text

I strongly recommend Space Physiology to physicians and scientists engaged in aerospace medicine and anyone interested in the US space program. I also recommend this book to our law makers, because it is they who must resolve to properly fund our aerospace medical research efforts. JAMAshow more

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