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Document ID (ISN)66037
CIS number 96-372
ISSN - Serial title 0095-6562 - Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) LeBlanc A., Rowe R., Schneider V., Evans H., Hedrick T.
Title Regional muscle loss after short duration spaceflight
Bibliographic information Dec. 1995, Vol.66, No.12, p.1151-1154. 25 ref.
Abstract 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.
Descriptors (primary) space travel; muscular atrophy
Descriptors (secondary) magnetic resonance imaging
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Space travel
Diseases of the musculoskeletal system