Fluid shifts into and out of superficial tissues under microgravity and terrestrial conditions

  title={Fluid shifts into and out of superficial tissues under microgravity and terrestrial conditions},
  author={Prof. Dr. K. A. Kirsch and F J Baartz and H. -Chr. Gunga and Lothar R{\"o}cker and H. J. Wicke and B. B{\"u}nsch},
  journal={The clinical investigator},
The microgravity environment can be expected in man to induce a swelling of facial tissues and a shrinking of the tissues in the lower limbs together with a loss in body weight. To quantitate fluid shifts into and out of superficial tissues an ultrasound A-mode method was used in one cosmonaut during a 7-day spaceflight. Measurements were taken from frontal and tibia tissues, where the underlying bone provides a good backwall echo. During the spaceflight the cosmonaut showed a swelling of… CONTINUE READING
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