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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 67  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 37--43

Neurological changes in outer space


1 Department of Telemedicine, Apollo Main Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2 Cardiovascular Centre, University of Lisbon, Portugal
3 Centre for Human and Applied Physiological Sciences, School of Basic and Medical Biosciences, Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine, King’s College London, UK; InnovaSpace, United Kingdom

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Krishnan Ganapathy
Apollo Telemedicine Networking Foundation, Apollo Main Hospital, 21 Greams Lane, Chennai - 600 086, Tamil Nadu
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0028-3886.253647

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Space travel, once considered esoteric and part of science fiction, is becoming a reality in our lifetime. Closely monitoring health parameters in real-time and providing health care to Vyomanauts 200 km above the Earth's surface will be a reality in India, in just another 40 months. This will be the ultimate feat in Telemedicine! This review article gives an overview of what a “Space Doctor” needs to know with specific reference to the nervous system.






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