This up-to-the-minute reference provides comprehensive coverage of the behavior of the lung in the presence and absence of gravity-emphasizing the effect of gravity upon the cardiovascular, pulmonary, and lymphatic systems.

Covers experiments in respiratory physiology from before the Space Shuttle Era to long-duration flights of the Internat

chapter 1|38 pages

Historical Introduction

chapter 2|36 pages

Effects of Acceleration on the Lung

chapter 3|18 pages

Lung Volumes and Chest Wall Mechanics

chapter 4|24 pages

Ventilation Distribution

chapter 5|32 pages

Aerosol Transport in the Lung

chapter 6|14 pages

Pulmonary Perfusion

chapter 7|20 pages

Pulmonary Perfusion Distribution

chapter 8|24 pages

Pulmonary Gas Exchange

chapter 9|18 pages

Exercise and Gas Exchange

chapter 10|30 pages

Central Venous Pressure

chapter 11|16 pages

Pulmonary Interstitial Fluid Balance

chapter 12|18 pages

Control of Ventilation

chapter 14|12 pages

Overall Summary