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High Altitude: An Exploration of Human Adaptation (Lung by Thomas Hornbein,Robert Schoene

By Thomas Hornbein,Robert Schoene

This booklet explores how people reply to the hypoxia of excessive altitudes, addressing the reaction of lowlanders to unexpected and sustained publicity, in addition to that of these residing completely at excessive elevations.
Examines model and maladaptation, acute and protracted high-altitude health problems, and the demanding situations confronted by means of lowland dwellers with preexisting health conditions who enterprise to excessive altitude!
Containing greater than 3000 references and over two hundred tables, charts, and graphs that help the textual content, excessive Altitude

  • offers an anthropological viewpoint on those that live completely at nice heights
  • investigates how cells feel oxygen, together with arterial chemoreceptors, erythropoietin-producing tissues, and pulmonary vascular soft muscle
  • discusses the position of person organs in addition to their built-in functionality in permitting actual and psychological functionality at excessive altitude
  • focuses at the extra metabolic and circulatory calls for of conception, proposal, and motion within the mind
  • considers how organisms shield themselves opposed to the strain of hypoxia
  • and extra!
    Written by means of greater than fifty five individuals who're one of the world's top gurus and investigators, excessive Altitude is a provocative referencefor pulmonologists, physiologists, biologists, severe care experts, internists, basic care physicians, pediatricians, and scientific tuition students.
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