Accession Number : AD0710327

Title :   PHYSIOLOGY OF RESPIRATION OF HIGH ELEVATIONS.

Descriptive Note : Annual rept. no. 2, 1 Aug 69-31 Jul 70,

Corporate Author : UNIVERSIDAD PERUANA CAYETANO HEREDIA LIMA INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIONES DE LA ALTURA

Personal Author(s) : Cruz-Jibaja,Julio C.

Report Date : JUL 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 13

Abstract : A hypoxic isocapnic test was used to study 40 sea level (SL) subjects. The data suggest that a high elevation environment produces a sensitization of the peripheral chemorreceptors in SL subjects. The lower the response at SL the higher the response at HA. The possibility of using the hypoxic isocapnic test as a tool of predicting the degree of adaptation to altitude is discussed.

Descriptors :   (*RESPIRATION, HIGH ALTITUDE), PHYSIOLOGY, STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), RESPONSE(BIOLOGY), ADAPTATION(PHYSIOLOGY), HYPOXIA, PERU

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE