Accession Number : ADA192651

Title :   Human Acclimatization and Physical Performance at High Altitude,

Corporate Author : ARMY RESEARCH INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE NATICK MA

Personal Author(s) : Fulco, Charles S

PDF Url : ADA192651

Report Date : Feb 1988

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : A number of physiological adjustments occur when man is exposed to the hypoxia of high altitude. One of the most significant is a reduction in his maximal aerobic exercise performance. The component of systematic oxygen transport responsible for the early reduction in maximal aerobic power is the low arterial oxygen content, whereas decreased cardiac output is the reason for the persistence of the impairment after several days at high altitude. Keywords: Altitude, Strength(Physiology), Endurance, Hypoxia, Altitude sickness, Altitude acclimatization, Arterial oxygen content.

Descriptors :   *EXERCISE(PHYSIOLOGY), *HIGH ALTITUDE, *HYPOXIA, ACCLIMATIZATION, AEROBIC PROCESSES, ALTITUDE, ALTITUDE SICKNESS, ARTERIES, ENDURANCE(GENERAL), HEART, HUMANS, LOW RATE, OUTPUT, OXYGEN, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), PHYSIOLOGY, REDUCTION, TRANSPORT, STRENGTH(PHYSIOLOGY)

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology
      Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE