|Document ID (ISN)||66037|
|ISSN - Serial title
||0095-6562 - Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine
|Convention or series no.
||LeBlanc A., Rowe R., Schneider V., Evans H., Hedrick T.
||Regional muscle loss after short duration spaceflight
||Dec. 1995, Vol.66, No.12, p.1151-1154. 25 ref.
||Magnetic resonance imaging was used to measure the regional muscle volume changes of the calf, thigh and back in two male and two female crewmembers of an eight-day Shuttle flight. The soleus-gastrocnemius, anterior calf, hamstrings, quadriceps, and intrinsic back muscles were all decreased compared to baseline. After two weeks, the hamstrings and intrinsic lower back muscles were still below baseline. Even short duration spaceflight can result in significant muscle atrophy; appropriate exercise countermeasures may be required.
||space travel; muscular atrophy
||magnetic resonance imaging
||D - Periodical articles
|Country / State or Province||USA|
||Transport and communications
|Broad subject area(s)
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system