Decompression Sickness in Aerospace Medicine: The Development of an Onboard Treatment Facility for the Shuttle-Orbiter Spacecraft.
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Altitude decompression sickness is a pathological disorder that can occur when aviators and astronauts are exposed to lower barometric pressure of altitude. Prompt care is available to most pilots within minutes to a few hours. For astronauts in orbit this capability is not available. This report develops an on-board recompression with an established treatment protocol. Author
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