Microgravity and the lung.

  title={Microgravity and the lung.},
  author={G. Kim Prisk},
  journal={Journal of applied physiology},
  volume={89 1},
Although environmental physiologists are readily able to alter many aspects of the environment, it is not possible to remove the effects of gravity on Earth. During the past decade, a series of space flights were conducted in which comprehensive studies of the lung in microgravity (weightlessness) were performed. Stroke volume increases on initial exposure to microgravity and then decreases as circulating blood volume is reduced. Diffusing capacity increases markedly, due to increases in both… CONTINUE READING

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