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Document ID (ISN)36024
CIS number 81-1482
Year 1981
Convention or series no. Fascicule 16506 A10, 3-1981
Author(s) Colin J.
Title Physiopathology of high altitudes and atmospheric and space flights
Original title Physiopathologie liée à l'altitude et aux vols dans l'atmosphère et l'espace. [in French]
Bibliographic information Encyclopédie médico-chirurgicale, maladies et agents physiques, 18 rue Séguier, 75006 Paris, France, 1981. 16p. 30 ref.
Abstract Revised text of an article. The 1st part deals with: high-altitude hypoxia (effects and tolerance) and high altitude pathology (barotraumatic effects, aviation decompression syndrome, ebullism, prevention of high-altitude risks). The 2nd part covers: the physiopathology of acceleration (haemodynamic effects of prolonged acceleration, mechanical effects of short-term acceleration and the effects of acceleration on spatial orientation, posture and movement mechanisms). The 3rd part examines the three main mechanisms behind physiopathological reactions to weightlessness, and their prevention.
Descriptors (primary) acceleration; decompression; space travel; high altitude; air transport; weightlessness
Descriptors (secondary) decompression sickness; barotrauma; encyclopaedia; hypoxia; haemodynamic changes
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Broad subject area(s)
Browse category(ies) Hypobaric pressure
Space travel
Air transportation