Skeletal muscle responses to unloading with special reference to man.

  title={Skeletal muscle responses to unloading with special reference to man.},
  author={Gary A. Dudley and Bruce M. Hather and Philip Buchanan},
  journal={The Journal of the Florida Medical Association},
  volume={79 8},
The limited space flight data suggest that exposure to microgravity decreases muscle strength in humans and muscle mass in lower mammals. Several earth-based models have been used to address the effect of unloading on the human neuromuscular system due to the limited access of biological research to long-term space flight. Bedrest eliminates body weight bearing of both lower limbs. Unilateral lower limb suspension (ULLS), where all ambulatory activity is performed on crutches with an elevated… CONTINUE READING

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