Fundamentals of Space Medicine / Edition 2

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Overview

This readable text presents findings from the life science experiments conducted during and after space missions. It provides an insight into the space medical community and the real challenges that face the flight surgeon and life science investigator.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781441999047
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 7/15/2011
  • Series: Space Technology Library Series , #23
  • Edition description: 2nd ed. 2011
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 381
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.88 (d)

Meet the Author

Gilles Clément received Doctoral degrees in Neurobiology from the University of Lyon in 1981 and in Natural Science from the University of Paris in 1986. Dr. Clément is currently Professor of Space Life Sciences in International Space University (ISU), Strasbourg, France. Prior to this position, he was Director of Research from the French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), Toulouse, France. Research in space life sciences has been his primary focus with experiments on Salyut-7 (1982), MIR (1988), and on more than 25 Space Shuttle flights (1985 – present). His research topics include influence of microgravity on posture, eye movements, spatial orientation, and cognition in humans. To date, he gathered data on more than 100 astronauts, during and after space missions on the Space Shuttle and the International Space Station. Dr. Clément has written more than 100 peer-viewed research papers in scientific journals. His other books include Fundamentals of Space Biology (Springer, 2006), Artificial Gravity (Springer 2007), and Neuroscience in Space (Springer 2008).

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Table of Contents

Foreword.- Preface.- Chapter 1: Introduction to Space Life Sciences.- Chapter 2: Space Biology.- Chapter 3: The Neuro-Sensory System in Space.- Chapter 4: The Cardio-Vascular System in Space.- Chapter 5: The Musculo-Skeletal System in Space.- Chapter 6: Psychological Issues of Spaceflight.- Chapter 7: Operational Space Medicine.- Chapter 8: Life Support Systems.- Chapter 9: Space Life Sciences Investigator's Guide.- Index.

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