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Changes in the Achilles tendon reflexes following Skylab missionsPostflight measurements of Achilles tendon reflex duration on Skylab crewmen indicate a state of disequilibrium between the flexor and extensor muscle groups with an initial decrease in reflex duration. As the muscles regain strength and mass there occurs an overcompensation reflected by increased reflex duration. Finally, when a normal neuromuscular state is reached the reflex duration returns to baseline value.
Document ID
19770026851
Document Type
Other
Authors
Baker, J. T.
(Technol. Inc., Houston, United States)
Nicogossian, A. E.
(NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Hoffler, G. W.
(NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Johnson, R. L.
(NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Hordinsky, J. R.
(NASA Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center Houston, TX, United States)
Date Acquired
August 8, 2013
Publication Date
January 1, 1977
Publication Information
Publication: Biomed. Results from Skylab
Subject Category
Aerospace Medicine
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
Work of the US Gov. Public Use Permitted.

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