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Document ID (ISN)45700
CIS number 86-479
ISSN - Serial title 0140-6736 - Lancet
Year 1985
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Rambaut P.C., Goode A.W.
Title Skeletal changes during space flight
Bibliographic information 9 Nov. 1985, Vol.2, No.8463, p.1050-1052. Illus. 35 ref.
Abstract This literature survey (one of whose authors works for the US Nation Aeronautics and Space Administration) summarises the evidence (from both US and USSR space flights) for calcium loss after extended periods of weightlessness. The loss of calcium during a 3-month space mission amounts to less than 2% of the total calcium pool in the body. Several short trips might lead to substantial bone loss, and recurrent hypercalciura might lead to the formation of renal calculi or to hypertension. Various countermeasures against bone loss are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) bones; space travel; calcium; weightlessness
Descriptors (secondary) literature survey; urinary lithiasis; hypertension
Document type D - Periodical articles
Subject(s) Occupational pathology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Space travel
Inorganic substances