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Document ID (ISN)65658
CIS number 95-2300
ISBN(s) 0-412-54610-8
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Ward M.P., Milledge J.S., West J.B.
Title High altitude medicine and physiology
Bibliographic information Chapman & Hall, 2-6 Boundary Row, London SE1 8HN, United Kingdom, 2nd ed., 1995. xviii, 618p. Illus. Bibl.ref. Index. Price: GBP 69.00.
Abstract Contents of this manual: the human response to altitude; ventilatory response to hypoxia and carbon dioxide; lung diffusion; cardiovascular system; haematology; blood gas transport; peripheral tissues; exercise; limiting factors at extreme altitude; sleep; nutrition and intestinal function; the endocrine and renal systems; central nervous system; high-altitude populations; mountain sickness; high-altitude pulmonary oedema, cerebral oedema and retinal haemorrhage; vascular disorders; thermal balance and its regulation; reaction to cold; hypothermia; local cold injury; accidents, surgical emergencies and anaesthesia; skiing injuries and rescue in the mountains; heat injury and solar radiation; medical conditions at high altitude - leisure and commercial activities; fitness and performance in the mountains; practicalities of field studies.
Descriptors (primary) physiology; high altitude
Descriptors (secondary) solar radiation; pulmonary oedema; cardiovascular system; cold stress; central nervous system; physiology of endocrine system; thermal balance; retinal haemorrhage; blood gases; physical fitness; nutrition; vascular dysfunction; sleep; haematological changes; mountain sickness; manuals; peripheral circulation; physiology of respiratory system; sports and recreation; diffusion capacity
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUnited Kingdom
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Broad subject area(s) Physiology, ergonomics
Browse category(ies) Physical fitness programmes
Hypobaric pressure
Nutrition