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Cardiovascular System, Red Blood Cells, and Oxygen Transport in Microgravity

  • Hanns-Christian Gunga
  • Victoria Weller von Ahlefeld
  • Hans-Joachim Appell Coriolano
  • Andreas Werner
  • Uwe Hoffmann

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Space Life Sciences book series (BRIEFSSLS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Hanns-Christian Gunga, Victoria Weller von Ahlefeld, Hans-Joachim Appell Coriolano, Andreas Werner, Uwe Hoffmann
    Pages 1-9
  3. Hanns-Christian Gunga, Victoria Weller von Ahlefeld, Hans-Joachim Appell Coriolano, Andreas Werner, Uwe Hoffmann
    Pages 11-34
  4. Hanns-Christian Gunga, Victoria Weller von Ahlefeld, Hans-Joachim Appell Coriolano, Andreas Werner, Uwe Hoffmann
    Pages 35-55
  5. Hanns-Christian Gunga, Victoria Weller von Ahlefeld, Hans-Joachim Appell Coriolano, Andreas Werner, Uwe Hoffmann
    Pages 57-65
  6. Hanns-Christian Gunga, Victoria Weller von Ahlefeld, Hans-Joachim Appell Coriolano, Andreas Werner, Uwe Hoffmann
    Pages 67-74

About this book

Introduction

This book comprehensively describes the physiological changes and consequences that occur in humans during spaceflight. It specifically explains the adaptations of the cardiovascular and the respiratory system. Specific changes occurring after 10, 20 or more days in space are presented. Furthermore, the book explains various effective countermeasures that are required upon return of the astronauts to Earth.

The book is a must-have for all biomedical and clinical researchers in the field of cardiovascular biology and respiration, and a fascinating reading for all interested laymen, who wish to understand a bit more about spaceflight research and technology.

 

Keywords

Astronauts Blood Cardiovascular System Gravity Heart Respiration Space Weightlessness

Authors and affiliations

  • Hanns-Christian Gunga
    • 1
  • Victoria Weller von Ahlefeld
    • 2
  • Hans-Joachim Appell Coriolano
    • 3
  • Andreas Werner
    • 4
  • Uwe Hoffmann
    • 5
  1. 1.Institute of PhysiologyCharité Universitätsmedizin BerlinBerlinGermany
  2. 2.Charite University MedicineInstitute of Physiology Charite University MedicineBerlinGermany
  3. 3.Institute for Physiology and AnatomyGerman Sport University Cologne Institute for Physiology and AnatomyCologneGermany
  4. 4.Aviation Physiology Diagnostic and ResearchGerman Air Force Center for Aerospace MedicineKönigsbrückGermany
  5. 5.Institut für Physiologie und AnatomieDeutsche Sporthochschule KölnKölnGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-33226-0
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-33224-6
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-33226-0
  • Series Print ISSN 2196-5560
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-5579
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