Accession Number : ADA188340

Title :   Medical Problems Related to Altitude in: Human Performance Physiology and Environmental Medicine at Terrestrial Extremes. Chapter 14,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE NATICK MA

Personal Author(s) : Malconian, Mark K ; Rock, Paul B

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Report Date : Oct 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 39

Abstract : This chapter discusses medical problems associated with the acute hypoxia of altitude including: acute mountain sickness, high altitude cerebral edema, high altitude pulmonary edema, high altitude retinal hemorrhages, generalized peripheral edema and disorders of coagulation. Medical problems associated with chronic hypoxia which are presented and discussed include reentry pulmonary edema and chronic hypoxia which are presented and discussed include reentry pulmonary edema and chronic mountain sickness. Preexisting medical problems aggravated by high altitude involve pulmonary disease, coronary artery disease and congestive heart failure. Cold injuries, dehydration, solar radiation injuries and nutritional problems are known to be associated with exposure to high altitude. Keywords: Physiological effects; Exposure(Physiology); Stress(Physiology).

Descriptors :   *ALTITUDE SICKNESS, *HYPOXIA, *PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), *STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), ATMOSPHERE ENTRY, CEREBRUM, DEHYDRATION, EARTH(PLANET), EDEMA, ENVIRONMENTS, EXPOSURE(GENERAL), HEMORRHAGE, HIGH ALTITUDE, MEDICINE, MOUNTAINS, NUTRITION, PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS, PHYSIOLOGY, PULMONARY EDEMA, RADIATION INJURIES, RESPIRATORY DISEASES, RETINA, SOLAR RADIATION, WOUNDS AND INJURIES, EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY), ACCLIMATIZATION, BLOOD COAGULATION

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE