Gravity and the Lung: Lessons from Microgravity

1st Edition

G. Kim Prisk, Manuel Paiva, John B. West

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CRC Press
Published August 17, 2001
Reference - 408 Pages
ISBN 9781420026702 - CAT# DKE5644
Series: Lung Biology in Health and Disease

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This up-to-the-minute reference provides comprehensive coverage of the behavior of the lung in the presence and absence of gravity-emphasizing the effect of gravity upon the cardiovascular, pulmonary, and lymphatic systems.

Covers experiments in respiratory physiology from before the Space Shuttle Era to long-duration flights of the International Space Station!

Detailing the effects of gravity on blood flow, inhaled particulate matter (PM), and ventilation control on the lung, Gravity and the Lung discusses
  • convective gas transport in the lung
  • atmospheric contamination in closed spaceship environments
  • future research in microgravity
  • distribution of ventilation, perfusion, and gas exchange
  • decompression sickness associated with extravehicular activity (EVA)
  • applies the lessons of space research to physiology on the ground
  • and more!
    Based on the editors' first-hand experiences in Spacelab research, Gravity and the Lung is an authoritative source for pulmonologists and respiratory system specialists; physiologists; pneumologists; allergists; pharmacologists; molecular, cellular, and lung biologists; and graduate and medical school students in these disciplines.
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