Bone loss during simulated weightlessness: a biomechanical and mineralization study in the rat model.

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BACKGROUND Astronauts exposed to weightlessness for extended periods experience significant decreases in bone mineral density. The clinical implications of this demineralization are not entirely clear, and the biomechanics involved are not completely understood. HYPOTHESIS Local (rather than global) measurements of geometry and calcium concentration… (More)

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@article{Garber2000BoneLD, title={Bone loss during simulated weightlessness: a biomechanical and mineralization study in the rat model.}, author={M. D. Mitchell A. Garber and Deryk L McDowell and William C. Hutton}, journal={Aviation, space, and environmental medicine}, year={2000}, volume={71 6}, pages={586-92} }