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Figure 5-23. Percentage of body weight gain in rat pups flown during the 9-dcty NIH.R3 mission at postnatal day P8 and P14 at launch (in A), and in rat pups flown during the 16-day Neurolab mission at postnatal day P8 and PI 5 at launch (in B), compared with ground controls. Note the significant decrease in body weight in P8 rats after exposure to microgravity. This decrease is presumably caused by a disturbed mother-child relationship in the flight group and, as a consequence, extreme mal-nutrition. Adapted from Ronca (2003b).

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