The Polish Journal of Aviation Medicine, Bioengineering and Psychology

Kwartalnik Polskiego Towarzystwa Medycyny Lotniczej

2013, Volume 19, Issue 1

Use of LBNP Model for Assessment of Human Adaptation Mechanisms with Regard to +Gz Tolerance

Bronisław TURSKI1
1Military Institute of Aviaton Medicine

Autor korenspondencyjny: Bronisław TURSKI; Military Institute of Aviaton Medicine; email: bronislaw.turski[at]wiml.waw.pl

DOI: 10.13174/pjamp.19.01.2013.5

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Based on literature data and own experiences the author discussed selected hemodynamic reactions that take place in response to +Gz acceleration and application of lower body negative pressure (LBNP) through use of a vacuum capsule. Results of this research justify a thesis that circulatory system adaptive mechanisms taking place during +Gz acceleration are similar to those obtained during LBNP application.

Słowa kluczowe

+Gz acceleration, lower body negative pressure (LBNP), adaptive mechanisms of circulatory system in response to a G-force stimulus