Accession Number : AD0287068

Title :   HYPODYNAMIC UROLITHIASIS: A POTENTIAL HAZARD DURING PROLONGED WEIGHTLESSNESS IN SPACE TRAVEL

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : COCKETT,ABRAHAM T.K. ; BEEHLER,CECIL C. ; ROBERTS,JAMES E.

Report Date : DEC 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Hypodynamic urolithiasis as a hazard in space travel is discussed in the light of present-day knowledge. Emphasis was placed on several etiologic factors in urinary lithiasis that will be present during space flight. Moreover, as urinary stones may be formed during prolonged space travel, prophylactic measures (physical exercises, diet and schedules) are suggested for the prevention of stone formation. (Author)

Descriptors :   *AEROSPACE MEDICINE, *WEIGHTLESSNESS, BEDDING, CALCIFICATION, CALCIUM, DIET, VITAMIN D

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE