The Physiological Effects of High Altitude

The Physiological Effects of High Altitude

Proceedings of a Symposium Held at Interlaken, September 18-22, 1962

1st Edition - January 1, 1964

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  • Editor: W. H. Weihe
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483194479

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The Physiological Effects of High Altitude covers the concepts and principles in high altitude physiology. This book is divided into four main sections that discuss the adaptive mechanisms in natural acclimatization and the bodily processes of exercise at high altitudes. Some of the topics covered in the book are the development of chronic mountain sickness; comparison of growth and development of the rat at high altitude; body weight during early acclimatization; experiments on wound healing and activity of the adrenocortical system; and experiments on pregnancy and lactation. Other sections deal with the volume and structure of erythrocytes and hemoglobin at high altitude, particularly the responses of deer mice to altitude. This book also examines the hematologic changes during rest and physical activity in man at high altitude. The remaining sections are devoted to the hematologic changes during physical activity, as well as the hypoxic stimulus and mechanism of erythropoiesis. The book can provide useful information to doctors, students, and researchers.

Table of Contents

  • List of High Altitude Research Stations

    List of Participants


    Introduction: Where are We? A Short Review of High Altitude


    Acclimatization to High Altitudes

    First Session

    Comparison of Growth and Development of the Rat at High Altitude and at Sea Level

    Some Examples of Endocrine and Metabolic Functions in Rats During Acclimatization to High Altitude

    Blood Volumes and Heart Weights in Two Strains of Rats During Adaptation to a Natural Altitude of 12,470 ft

    Physiological Responses of Deer Mice to Various Native Altitudes

    Hematologic Changes During Rest and Physical Activity in Man at High Altitude

    Erythropoietin in Goats at Simulated High Altitude

    Second Session. Chairman: A. B. Otis

    Action of High Altitude Chronic Hypoxia on Newborn Animals

    Adaptations of Pregnant Ewes and Their Fetuses to High Altitude

    17-OHCS Excretion and Blood Eosinophils at an Altitude of 2000 m

    Effect of Chronic Exposure to Hypoxia on Blood Pressure and Thyroid Function of Hypertensive Rats

    Existence and Growth of Bacteria at High Altitude

    Immunophysiological Considerations of Antibody Formation at High Altitude

    Immunity and Resistance to Pathogenic Bacteria at High Altitude

    The Resistance of Three Inbred Strains of Immunized and Non-Immunized Mice to E. coli Infection at Low and High Altitude

    Third Session. Chairman

    Heart Rate and Alveolar Gas in Exercise During Acclimatization to Altitude

    Regulation of Breathing in Exercise at High Altitude

    Muscular Exercise at Great Altitudes

    Oxygen Transfer by the Lungs at High Altitude

    Maximum Oxygen Consumption of Peruvian Indians Native to High Altitude

    Possible RoleofCatecholamines in Alveolar—Arterial Oxygen Gradient at Altitude

    Work Capacity and Its Limiting Factors at High Altitude

    Fourth Session. Chairman

    Cardiovascular Changes at High Altitude

    Effect of Artificial High Altitude Climate (up to 3000 m) on the Thermoregulation Efficiency of Man

    Hypoxie - Hypercapneic Interaction at High Altitude

    The Role of Cerebrospinal Fluid in the Respiratory Acclimatization to High Altitude in Man

    Response to Physical Activity During Adaptation to Altitude

    Effects of Age and Exercise on Altitude Tolerance in Rats

    Altitude-Induced Changes in Plasma and Urinary Nitrogen and Electrolyte Constituents of Rats

    Nitrogen and Mineral Metabolism at Altitude

    Medical Problems During Acclimatization to High Altitude

    Chairmen's Reports

    Author Index

    Subject Index

Product details

  • No. of pages: 378
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1964
  • Published: January 1, 1964
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483194479

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W. H. Weihe

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