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Thermoregulation in Macaca Mulatta during Spaceflight (B11-09)
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Species Studied
Scientific Name: Macaca mulatta Species: Monkey Strain: Rhesus


Non-thermal effects of microgravity on the body, such as gravitational and postural unloading of skeletal muscles, changes in muscle structure and function, headward blood shift, and changes in fluid and electrolyte homeostasis, may themselves cause thermal changes in the body. These thermal effects, such as changes in heat production, transfer, and release, may cause variations in body temperature and thermoregulatory disorders. This experiment examined the effects of microgravity on deep body temperature and skin temperature.

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Klimovitsky, V.Y. et al.: Thermal Regulation in Macaca mulatta during Space Flight. Journal of Gravitational Physiology, vol. 7(1), Jan 2000, pp. S149-S152.

Data Information
Data Availability
Archive is complete. No data sets are available for this experiment. Please Contact LSDA if you know of available data for this investigation.

Temperature, Ankle, primate, Sensor, recorder, computer
Temperature, Brain, primate, Implanted sensor, recorder, computer
Temperature, Head, primate, Sensor, recorder, computer
Temperature, Leg, primate, Sensor, recorder, computer
Temperature, regulation, Body, primate
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Mission/Study Information
Mission Launch/Start Date Landing/End Date Duration
Bion 11 12/24/1996 01/07/1997 13.5 days

Additional Information
Managing NASA Center
Ames Research Center (ARC)
Responsible NASA Representative
Ames Research Center LSDA Level 3
Project Manager: Martha Del Alto
Institutional Support
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
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