Biological and Medical Research in Space: An Overview of Life Sciences Research in Microgravity / Edition 1

Biological and Medical Research in Space: An Overview of Life Sciences Research in Microgravity / Edition 1

by David Moore
     
 

ISBN-10: 354060636X

ISBN-13: 9783540606369

Pub. Date: 01/01/1996

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

This book provides a critical review of the whole Space Life Sciences research field, offering a very timely overview of the field as the initial exploratory research phase comes to an end to be replaced by the in-depth experimental programmes which will become more accessible towards the end of the century in the era of International Space Station Alpha. Chapters

Overview

This book provides a critical review of the whole Space Life Sciences research field, offering a very timely overview of the field as the initial exploratory research phase comes to an end to be replaced by the in-depth experimental programmes which will become more accessible towards the end of the century in the era of International Space Station Alpha. Chapters 1 to 7 are scientific reviews which have been prepared by recognized experts in Cell Biology, Human Physiology, Radiation Biology and Exobiology.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540606369
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
01/01/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
569
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface V.- 1: Gravitational and space biology.- 2: Physiology of cardiovascular, respiratory, interstitial, endocrine, immune, and muscular systems.- 3: Kidney function and fluid homeostasis.- 4: Neurosensory and sensory-motor functions.- 5: Bone and space flight: an overview.- 6: Radiation biology.- 7: Exobiology.- 8: National and international space life sciences research programmes, 1980 to 1993 - and beyond.- Appendix: Some comments on biological aspects of life support systems.

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