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Author Russomano, Thais.

Title The effects of hypergravity and microgravity on biomedical experiments / Thais Russomano, Gustavo Dalmarco, and Felipe Prehn Falcão
Published [San Rafael, Calif.] : Morgan & Claypool Publishers, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (vi, 70 pages) : color illustrations, digital, PDF file
Series Synthesis lectures on biomedical engineering, 1930-0336 ; #18
Synthesis lectures on biomedical engineering (Online) ; #18
Contents General concepts in physics : definition of physical terms -- Gravity and related concepts -- Weight versus mass and inertial mass -- Apparent weight and normal force -- The Einstein principle -- Microgravity -- Hypogravity -- Partial-gravity environments on earth hypergravity -- The effects of hypergravity on biomedical experiments -- Hypergravity and human physiology -- G impact in space missions -- Human centrifuges -- The microgravity centre hypergravity experiments -- Test models -- The effects of microgravity on biomedical experiments -- Ground-based microgravity simulation -- Collection of peripheral blood and isolation of mononuclear cells -- Cell proliferation/viability assay
Summary Take one elephant and one man to the top of a tower and simultaneously drop. Which will hit the ground first? You are a pilot of a jet fighter performing a high-speed loop. Will you pass out during the maneuver? How can you simulate being an astronaut with your feet still firmly placed on planet Earth? In the aerospace environment, human, animal, and plant physiology differs significantly from that on Earth, and this book provides reasons for some of these changes. The challenges encountered by pilots in their missions can have implications on the health and safety of not only themselves but others. Knowing the effects of hypergravity on the human body during high-speed flight led to the development of human centrifuges. We also need to better understand the physiological responses of living organisms in space. It is therefore necessary to simulate weightlessness through the use of specially adapted equipment, such as clinostats, tilt tables, and body suspension devices. Each of these ideas, and more, is addressed in this review of the physical concepts related to space flights, microgravity, and hypergravity simulations. Basic theories, such as Newton's law and Einstein's principle are explained, followed by a look at the biomedical effects of experiments performed in space life sciences institutes, universities, and space agencies
Notes Title from PDF title page (viewed Jan. 25, 2008)
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 65-68)
Subject Gravitation.
Biomedical Research.
Gravity -- Physiological effect.
Space biology.
Form Electronic book
Author Dalmarco, Gustavo.
Falcão, Felipe Prehn.
ISBN 1598295799 (electronic bk.)
9781598295795 (electronic bk.)