Effects of microgravity on vestibular ontogeny: direct physiological and anatomical measurements following space flight (STS-29).

T. A. Jones, C. Fermin, P. Y. Hester, J. Vellinger

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Abstract

Does space flight change gravity receptor development? The present study measured vestibular form and function in birds flown as embryos for 5 days in earth orbit (STS-29). No major changes in vestibular gross morphology were found. Vestibular response mean amplitudes and latencies were unaffected by space flight. However, the results of measuring vestibular thresholds were mixed and abnormal responses in 3 of the 8 flight animals raise important questions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S35-42
JournalActa veterinaria
Volume62
Issue number6 Suppl
StatePublished - 1993

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Effects of microgravity on vestibular ontogeny : direct physiological and anatomical measurements following space flight (STS-29). / Jones, T. A.; Fermin, C.; Hester, P. Y.; Vellinger, J.

In: Acta veterinaria, Vol. 62, No. 6 Suppl, 1993, p. S35-42.

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