Space Pharmacology

  • Virginia E. Wotring

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Space Development book series (BRIEFSSPACE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
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  11. Back Matter
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About this book


“Space Pharmacology” is a review of the current knowledge regarding the use of pharmaceuticals during spaceflights. It is a comprehensive review of the literature, addressing each area of pharmacokinetics and each major physiological system in turn. Every section begins with a topic overview, and is followed by a discussion of published data from spaceflight, and from ground experiments meant to model the spaceflight situation. Includes a discussion looking forward to the new medical challenges we are likely to face on longer duration exploration missions. This book is a snapshot of our current knowledge that also highlights areas of unknown.


Long duration exploration missions Manned space flight Space flight environment Space flight safety Space medicine Space pharmaceuticals Space pharmacodynamics Space pharmacokinetics Space physiology Space travel

Authors and affiliations

  • Virginia E. Wotring
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  1. 1.Johnson Space CenterHoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Virginia E. Wotring 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4614-3395-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4614-3396-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2191-8171
  • Series Online ISSN 2191-818X
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