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Antigravity suit inflation - Kidney function and cardiovascular and hormonal responses in menThe effect of the lower body positive pressure (LBPP) on kidney function in normal men was investigated in experiments in which the subjects underwent 30 min of sitting and then were subjected to 4.5 h of 70-deg head-up tilt. During the last 3 h of the tilt period, an antigravity suit (60 T legs, 30 T abdomen) was applied. The results showed that LBPP induces a significant increase in effective renal plasma flow and significant changes in the kidney excretory patterns, which were similar to those observed during a water immersion or the early phase of bed rest.
Document ID
19890039629
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Geelen, Ghislaine (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Kravik, Stein E. (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Hadj-Aissa, Aoumeur (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Leftheriotis, Georges (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA, United States)
Vincent, Madeleine (NASA Ames Research Center Moffett Field, CA; Lyon I, Universite; Hopital E. Herriot, Lyons, France)
Date Acquired
August 14, 2013
Publication Date
February 1, 1989
Publication Information
Publication: Journal of Applied Physiology
Volume: 66
ISSN: 0161-7567
Subject Category
AEROSPACE MEDICINE
Distribution Limits
Public
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