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Document ID (ISN)64772
CIS number 95-1363
ISBN(s) 0-8121-1595-3
Year 1994
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Nicogossian A.E., Huntoon C.L., Pool S.L.
Title Space physiology and medicine
Bibliographic information Lea & Febiger, Box 3024, 200 Chester Field Parkway, Malvern, PA 19355-9725, USA; in Europe: Waverly Europe Ltd., Broadway House, 2-6 Fulham Broadway, London SW6 1AA, United Kingdom, 3rd ed., 1994. xx, 481p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Index. Price: GBP 85.00.
Abstract Contents of this manual: overview of human space flight (history, characteristics of the space environment, planetary exploration); spacecraft and the spacecraft environment (life support systems, extravehicular activities, airborne toxic hazards, microbiology, radiation and radiobiology, human capabilities in the spacecraft environment); physiologic adaptation to space flight (motion sickness, sensory and sensory-motor function, cardiopulmonary function, nutrition, muscle structure and function, bone and mineral metabolism, endocrine and biochemical functions, haematologic and immunologic functions, microgravity situations); health-care programmes for space crews.
Descriptors (primary) health programmes; occupational physiology; space travel; occupational medicine; health hazards
Descriptors (secondary) ionizing radiation; pre-employment medical examinations; bone mineral density; microorganisms; decompression sickness; weightlessness; work capacity; muscular strength; nutrition; toxic substances; haematological changes; motion sickness; manuals; pulmonary function; breathing atmosphere; biochemical effects; endocrine effects; psychological and psychiatric services; history; sensorimotor activities; serological reactions; threshold limit values
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Workplace health promotion
Space travel