Accession Number : ADA186225

Title :   Evidence for Human Adaptive Response to Dehydration: Increase of Circulating Protein Mass,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE NATICK MA

Personal Author(s) : Sawka, Michael N ; Wenger, C B

PDF Url : ADA186225

Report Date : Jun 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : Previously, it was believed that humans do not adapt to dehydration. Data are presented here showing that within 15 hours after dehydration is reached, humans increase circulating protein mass to facilitate the redistribution of body water from the interstitial to the intravascular space. The increased resting circulating protein mass may also provide an advantage during situations in which dehydrated individuals have difficulty retaining their circulating protein, such as exercise in heat.

Descriptors :   *ADAPTATION, *DEHYDRATION, *PROTEINS, *ACCLIMATIZATION, BODY FLUIDS, CIRCULATION, DISTRIBUTION, HUMANS, MASS, RESPONSE, WATER, STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY)

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology
      Biochemistry

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE