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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