Accession Number:

AD0684602

Title:

MONOGRAPHS ON SPACE PHYSIOLOGY,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Report Date:

1968-11-18

Pagination or Media Count:

184.0

Abstract:

Space physiology is a new scientific direction, intimately connected with the practice of the medico-biological preservation of the safety of space flights. A separate chapter is dedicated to the methods of physiological investigations in flight. It points out the broad use of biotelemetry for transmitting data about the state of the astronaut from on board the ship to earth. A number of specific methods developed for registering physiological functions in flight is described. Numerous data obtained in the performance of flying experiments with animals and during space flights of man are examined in the light of the existing theoretical concepts about regulation of functions in the living organism. Moreover, both the classical ideas as well as the new conceptions connected with ideas of cybernetics are employed. In this book much space is allotted to the problem of vestibulo-vegitative reactions, the motion-sickness syndrome. It is shown that these phenomena must be examined as an overall reaction of the organism, caused by the disturbance of the interconnection of the afferent systems. In the concluding chapter the prospects are examined for the development of space physiology, included in which are problems of lunar and interplanetary flights, problems of biocontrol and of the further development of the methods of investigation. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE