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EXPERIMENT INFORMATION

Orthostatic Function During Entry, Landing and Egress (DSO 603B)
Principal Investigator
Research Area:
Cardiovascular physiology
Species Studied
Scientific Name: Homo sapiens Species: Human

Description
OBJECTIVES:
Several cardiovascular parameters were measured during entry, landing, and egress in order to develop and assess countermeasures designed to improve orthostatic tolerance upon return to Earth.


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Keywords
Acceleration
Electrocardiography
Hypotension, orthostatic
Lower body negative pressure (LBNP)
Monitoring, physiologic
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Data Information
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Parameters
Blood pressure, diastolic
Blood pressure, systolic
Cardiac output
Ejection fraction (EF)
G level, pressure
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Mission/Study Information
Mission Launch/Start Date Landing/End Date Duration
STS-40 06/05/1991 06/14/1991 9 days

Additional Information
Co-Investigators
Managing NASA Center
Johnson Space Center (JSC)
Responsible NASA Representative
Johnson Space Center LSDA Office
Project Manager: Pamela A. Bieri
Institutional Support
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Protocol / Approach
Not applicable