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"I did more research, and realized I almost would rather be a biologist than a writer, because there was incredible stuff going on!"
- Greg Bear

Stimsuit  
  An elastic suit worn to decrease the effects of micro-gravity in space.  

As one character says "...you got so used to the stimsuit moving with you and fighting every stretch...".

...bones and muscles started realizing that the stimsuits you worked in, the spin cylinders you slept in and the pills you took like candy didn't entirely make up for weeks of weightlessness...

The car stopped. He got out, on legs that felt tired even under 8's low gravity, weary of fighting the stimsuit's elastic...

From Heavy Time, by C.J. Cherryh.
Published by Not known in 1991
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The meds said, and the Institute taught you, some null-g effects got worse every time you went out... Science devised ways to trick gravity-evolved human systems, and you took your hormones, you spent your sleeptime in the spinner and you wore your damn stimsuit like a religion...

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