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Author Seedhouse, Erik.

Title Trailblazing medicine : sustaining explorers during interplanetary missions / Erik Seedhouse
Published New York : Springer, ©2011

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Description 1 online resource (xxv, 180 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Series Springer Praxis books in space exploration
Springer-Praxis books in space exploration.
Contents Section 1. Space Medicine -- section 2. Exploration class medical challenges -- section 3. Future developments
Summary To prepare for the day when astronauts leave low-Earth orbit for long-duration exploration missions, space medicine experts must develop a thorough understanding of the effects of microgravity on the human body, as well as ways of mitigating them. To gain a complete understanding of the effects of space on the human body and to create tools and technologies required for successful exploration, space medicince will become an increasingly collaborative discipline incorporating the skills of physicians, biomedical scientists, engineers, and mission planners. Trailblazing Medicine examines the future of space medicine in relation to human space exploration; describes what is necessary to keep a crew alive in space, including the use of surgical robots, surface-based telemedicine, and remote emergency care; discusses bioethical problems such as euthanasia, sex, and precautionary surgery; investigates the medical challenges faced by interplanetary astronauts; details the process of human hibernation
Analysis fysica
physics
ruimtewetenschap
space science
ruimtevlucht
space flight
arbeidsgeneeskunde
occupational medicine
fysiologie
physiology
astronomie
astronomy
Physics (General)
Fysica (algemeen)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Space medicine.
Astronauts -- Medical examinations.
Aerospace Medicine -- trends
Astronauts -- psychology
Space Flight -- trends
Physique.
Astronomie.
Astronauts -- Medical examinations.
Space medicine.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781441978295
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