Acclimation during space flight: effects on human physiology

Williams, David; Kuipers, Andre; Mukai, Chiaki; Thirsk, Robert
June 2009
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;6/23/2009, Vol. 180 Issue 13, p1317
Academic Journal
The article discusses the physiologic changes that happens among the astronauts during their short- and long-duration space flight. It examines the relationship between space physiology and medicine that has contributed to the human space flight in the first half century. It explores the medical problems associated with short-duration space flight, its countermeasures, and the delivery of medical care. It discusses the use of the term acclimation and acclimatization with regards to the psychological and physiologic responses to short and long term exposure in the space-flight environment. Moreover, it defines microgravity and its effect on human physiology.


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