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Gallasch, E; Kozlovskaya, IB.
Vibrografic signs of autonomous muscle tone studied in long term space missions.
Acta Astronaut. 2001; 43(3-6): 101-106.
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Gallasch Eugen

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Signs of resting muscle tone, assessed by cardiac driven microvibrations (MV), were studied in two cosmonauts during long term space missions on the Russian MIR station. In the 1 g environment, MV showed the typical 7-13 Hz resonance oscillations triggered by the heart beat. In 0 g, these pulsations were damped and the waveform became similar to an acceleration ballistocardiogram. If resting tone was slightly increased by extending the arm in 0 g, the resonance oscillations reappeared in most cases. By means of a simple vibromechanic analog it is demonstrated that the elastic component of muscle has to be reduced during the fully relaxed state in 0g.
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