The Physiological Effects of High Altitude - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483166995, 9781483194479

The Physiological Effects of High Altitude

1st Edition

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

Editors: W. H. Weihe
eBook ISBN: 9781483194479
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1964
Page Count: 378
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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 Abbreviations Introduction: Where are We? A Short Review of High Altitude Physiology 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 C


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