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Document ID (ISN)66475
CIS number 96-1018
ISSN - Serial title 0095-6562 - Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Basu C.K., Selvamurthy W., Bhaumick G., Gautam R.K., Sawhney R.C.
Title Respiratory changes during initial days of acclimatization to increasing altitudes
Bibliographic information Jan. 1996, Vol.67, No.1, p.40-45. Illus. 31 ref.
Abstract Daily changes in respiratory function were monitored in 16 male subjects at sea level and at high altitudes of 3110m, 3445m, and 4177m. Identical studies were carried out among acclimatized subjects staying at 3110m and 4177m for two years. Respiratory function values are tabulated for each altitude. Initial respiratory adjustment occurred by day 3 at 3110m and showed a further decrement at 4177m with a cyclic variation on day 6. Respiratory adaptation to hypoxia in acclimatized subjects were different at 3110m and 4177m.
Descriptors (primary) pulmonary ventilation; respiratory impairment; high altitude
Descriptors (secondary) hypoxia; spirometry; ventilatory capacity
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceIndia
Subject(s) Occupational physiology
Broad subject area(s) Physical hazards
Browse category(ies) Hypobaric pressure
Diseases of the respiratory system (except for pneumoconiosis & similar)