Accession Number:

ADA171568

Title:

Vestibular System Physiology and Space Motion Sickness: An Introduction.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1-31 May 85,

Corporate Author:

SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1986-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

The purpose of this report is to give the reader a basic understanding of the relationships between the vestibular system and space motion sickness. Space motion sickness is reviewed from a historical perspective. The symptomatology and course are described. The vestibular system anatomy and basic physiology are outlined. Two theories of space motion sickness are presented. Finally, the results of several experimental investigations completed over the last 10 years are examined to expand the readers understanding of space motion sickness. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE