Accession Number : AD0697053

Title :   COMPARATIVE STUDY OF ADRENAL FUNCTION AT SEA LEVEL AND AT HIGH ALTITUDE. THE RESPONSE TO ACTH,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AVIATION MEDICINE RANDOLPH AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Subauste,Carlos ; Aliaga,Ruth ; Silva,Cecilia ; Correa,Javier ; Moncloa,Frederico

Report Date : SEP 1958

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : In two groups of subjects, similar as to age and physical characteristics, intravenous infusions of 2 and 5 I.U. of ACTH were used to determine the sensitivity of the adrenal gland to ACTH. One group was composed of native residents of Morococha (altitude 14,900 feet); the other consisted of men living in Lima (sea level). The response was estimated by the increase in urinary excretion of 17-ketosteroids and 17-hydroxycorticosteroids, and a fall in the eosinophilic blood count. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ADRENAL GLANDS, BAROMETRIC PRESSURE), (*ADRENOCORTICOTROPIC HORMONE, ADRENAL GLANDS), RESPONSE(BIOLOGY), HIGH ALTITUDE, SENSITIVITY, DOSAGE, BLOOD ANALYSIS, STEROIDS, HYPOXIA, OXYGEN CONSUMPTION

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE