Accession Number : ADA185692

Title :   Responses of Plasma Atrial Natriuretic Peptide to High Intensity Submaximal Exercise in the Heat,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE NATICK MA

Personal Author(s) : Kraemer, William J ; Armstrong, Lawrence E ; Hubbard, Roger W ; Marchitelli, Louis J ; Leva, Natalie

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Report Date : 01 Jun 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : No data exists regarding human response of atrial natriuretic peptide (ANP) to exercise in the heat. The purpose of this study was to examine the responses of plasma ANP to high intensity submaximal (71% + or - 0.9 VO2MAX) exercise in the heat over an eight day acclimation period. Fourteen healthy males volunteered to participate in the study. Subjects performed intermittent exercises on a treadmill (0% grade) during 50 min of each 100 min trial in an environmental chamber maintained at 41.2 + or - 0.5C, 39.0 + or - 1.7% relative humidity. Blood was obtained from an antecubital vein after standing 20 min in the heat prior to exercise, and immediately after exercise was completed on days 1,4 and 8. ANP did not change pre- to post-exercise nor did it change over the eight day heat acclimation period despite other heat acclimation adaptations. Conversely, plasma aldosterone (ALDO), renin activity (PRA) and cortisol (COR) all increased (p less than 0.05) pre- to post-exercise on each day but again no changes were observed over the eight day period. These data support that ANP may not increase when ALDO and PRA increases. Keywords: Heat stress, Exposure(Physiology), Cortisol, Plasma renin activity, Aldosterone, Heat, Males.

Descriptors :   *HEAT STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), *URINE, *SODIUM, *EXCRETION, *EXERCISE(PHYSIOLOGY), ALDOSTERONE, BLOOD, BLOOD PLASMA, CORTISOL, ENVIRONMENTS, HUMANS, INTENSITY, MALES, PEPTIDES, PHYSIOLOGY, RENIN, RESPONSE(BIOLOGY), INDUCED ENVIRONMENTS

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology
      Biochemistry

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