Author : Prisk, Paiva, West
Description:This up-to-the-minute reference provides comprehensive coverage of the behavior of the lung in the presence and absence of gravity-emphasizing the effect of gravity upon the cardiovascular, pulmonary, and lymphatic systems. Covers experiments in respiratory physiology from before the Space Shuttle Era to long-duration flights of the International Space Station! Detailing the effects of gravity on blood flow, inhaled particulate matter (PM), and ventilation control on the lung, Gravity and the Lung discusses convective gas transport in the lung atmospheric contamination in closed spaceship environments future research in microgravity distribution of ventilation, perfusion, and gas exchange decompression sickness associated with extravehicular activity (EVA) applies the lessons of space research to physiology on the ground and more! Based on the editors' first-hand experiences in Spacelab research, Gravity and the Lung is an authoritative source for pulmonologists and respiratory system specialists; physiologists; pneumologists; allergists; pharmacologists; molecular, cellular, and lung biologists; and graduate and medical school students in these disciplines.