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Skeletal responseThe effect of weightlessness on bone mineral content during prolonged space flight was investigated. The mineral content changes which occurred during Apollo 14, 15, and 16 as measured by photon absorptiometry techniques are presented and compared. Bed rest served as an experimental model to assess the bone mineral changes, and to determine what remedial measures might be used to stem the tide of bone mineral loss. It is concluded that loss of mineral from bone due to the state of weightlessness is comparable to that observed in bed rest subjects.
Document ID
19760005594
Document Type
Book Chapter
Authors
Paul C. Rambaut
(Johnson Space Center Houston, Texas, United States)
Malcolm C. Smith, Jr
(Johnson Space Center Houston, Texas, United States)
Pauline Beery Mack
(Texas Woman's University Denton, Texas, United States)
John M. Vogel
(Public Health Service Hospital (San Francisco) Washington D.C., District of Columbia, United States)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1975
Publication Information
Publication: Biomedical Results of Apollo
Publisher: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
Volume: NASA-SP-368
Issue Publication Date: January 1, 1975
URL: https://ntrs.nasa.gov/citations/19760005580
Subject Category
Aerospace Medicine
Accession Number
76N12682
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NASW-2630
Distribution Limits
Public
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