Quantitative histochemistry of rat lumbar vertebrae following spaceflight.

  title={Quantitative histochemistry of rat lumbar vertebrae following spaceflight.},
  author={J A Eurell and Leon E. Kazarian},
  journal={The American journal of physiology},
  volume={244 3},
Spaceflight has been shown to cause alterations in bone mineral content, bone growth, and resorption. In this study, the effects of return to gravity immediately and 6 and 29 days following spaceflight on bone of rat vertebral bodies were histochemically analyzed. Immediately postflight, there was no significant change in calcium salt content of the vertebrae, but 6 days later it was significantly decreased (P less than 0.05). By 29 days postflight, the calcium salt content had returned to… CONTINUE READING