Study of weightlessness

Study of weightlessness

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Credit: JACOPIN / BSIP/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Illustration of experiencing the principle of dry immersion enabling the study of weightlessness pathologies. The subject is placed in a tank of water, wrapped in a tarpaulin simulating the effects of weightlessness on the sensorimotor and cardiovascular systems. Under the effect of microgravity, the spinal column lengthens and some pathologies appear: -cardiovascular problems -bone loss -muscle tone loss

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Keywords: aerospace science, anatomy, artwork, back, comparison, experiment, gravity, heart, human, medicine, muscle, research, silhouette, spinal column, study, vertebra, water, weightlessness

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