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Astronomy - Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences | Space Pharmacology

Space Pharmacology

Wotring, Virginia E.

2012, XI, 109p. 23 illus., 9 illus. in color.

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  • Presents the practice and problems associated with the use of pharmaceuticals in the extreme environment of spaceflight
“Space Pharmacology” is a review of the current knowledge regarding the use of pharmaceuticals during spaceflights. It is a comprehensive review of the literature, addressing each area of pharmacokinetics and each major physiological system in turn. Every section begins with a topic overview, and is followed by a discussion of published data from spaceflight, and from ground experiments meant to model the spaceflight situation. Includes a discussion looking forward to the new medical challenges we are likely to face on longer duration exploration missions. This book is a snapshot of our current knowledge that also highlights areas of unknown.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Long duration exploration missions - Manned space flight - Space flight environment - Space flight safety - Space medicine - Space pharmaceuticals - Space pharmacodynamics - Space pharmacokinetics - Space physiology - Space travel

Related subjects » Extraterrestrial Physics, Space Sciences - Inorganic Chemistry - Pharmacology & Toxicology

Table of contents 

Chapter 1: Introduction.- Chapter 2: Absorption.- Chapter 3: Distribution.- Chapter 4: Metabolism and Excretion.- Chapter 5: Central Nervous System.- Chapter 6: Cardiovascular System.- Chapter 7: Gastrointestinal System.- Chapter 8: Musculoskeletal System.- Chapter 9: Multiple Systems Spaceflight Effects.- Chapter 10: Conclusions - Special Challenges of Long Duration Exploration.- References.- Abbreviations.

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