Space Physiology

Hardcover | February 9, 2006

byJay C. Buckey

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The success of any space flight mission depends not only on advanced technology but also on the health and well-being of crew members. This book, written by an astronaut physician, is the first practical guide to maintaining crew members health in space. It combines research results withpractical advice on such problems as bone loss, kidney stones, muscle wasting, motion sickness, loss of balance, orthostatic intolerance, weight loss, and excessive radiation exposure. Additional topics include pre-flight preparation, relevant gender differences, long-duration medical planning,post-flight rehabilitation, and the physiology of extra-vehicular activity. Designed as a handbook for space crews, this text is also an invaluable tool for all the engineers, medical personnel, and scientists who plan and execute space missions.

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The success of any space flight mission depends not only on advanced technology but also on the health and well-being of crew members. This book, written by an astronaut physician, is the first practical guide to maintaining crew members health in space. It combines research results withpractical advice on such problems as bone loss, k...

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.
Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 6.42 × 9.41 × 1.18 inPublished:February 9, 2006Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195137256

ISBN - 13:9780195137255

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Table of Contents

1. Bone Loss: Dealing with Calcium and Bone Loss in Space2. Psychosocial Support: Maintaining an Effective Team3. Radiation Hazards: Establishing a Safe Level4. Muscle Loss: A Practical Approach to Maintaining Strength5. Extra-vehicular Activity: Performing EVA Safely6. Balance: The Neurovestibular Effects of Spaceflight and Their Operational Consequences7. Cardiovascular Changes: Atrophy, Arrhythmias, and Orthostatic Intolerance8. Nutrition: Maintaining Body Mass and Preventing Disease9. Motion Sickness in Space: Prevention and Treatment10. Gender Differences: Identifying and Managing the Relevant Differences11. Pre-flight Preparation and Post-flight Recovery: Preparation and Rehabilitation12. Long-Duration Medical Planning: Medical Care on the Way to Mars

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"...a superb synopsis of the effects of spaceflight on human physiology, function, and well-being. This book, both comprehensive and informative, is written with exceptional clarity, making it an easy read. Dr. Buckey makes knowledgeable suggestions for future research directions...fornovices and experts in the field."--Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine