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Document ID (ISN)57963
CIS number 92-1012
ISSN - Serial title 1877-7856 - Encyclopédie médico-chirurgicale
Year 1991
Convention or series no. Fascicule 16506 A10, 1991
Author(s) Seigneuric A.
Title Pathology associated with altitude and flights in the atmosphere and in space
Original title Pathologie liée à l'altitude et aux vols dans l'atmosphère et dans l'espace [in French]
Bibliographic information Toxicologie-Pathologie professionnelle, 1991. 10p. 77 réf.
Abstract Following a summary of the hazards associated with high altitude (oxygen rarefaction and hypoxia, cold, humidity and radiation), acute pathological effects are examined: mountain sickness, acute pulmonary oedema, cerebral oedema and vascular complications, particularly in the retina. Effects of a prolonged stay at altitude, which may result in either a satisfactory adaptation or Monge disease, are also outlined. The effects of flights in the atmosphere and in space are dependent on the duration and altitude of the flight and require the protective measures described.
Descriptors (primary) space travel; high altitude
Descriptors (secondary) hypoxia; data sheet; encyclopaedia
Document type F - Information notes, codes of practice, standards
Country / State or ProvinceFrance
Subject(s) Transport and communications
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Space travel
Hypobaric pressure