Chapter 34. Hypobaria: High Altitude and Aviation Physiology and Medicine

  1. J. E. Cotes DM, DSc (Oxon), FRCP, FFOM, Dhc Visitor Reader in Respiratory Physiology External Scientific Staff of Medical Research Council Honorary Consultant in Clinical Respiratory Physiology1,
  2. D. J. Chinn BSc, PhD, MSc (Public Health) Senior Research Fellow in Epidemiology2,† and
  3. M. R. Miller BSc, MD, FRCP Consultant Respiratory Physician3

Published Online: 30 APR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444312829.ch34

Lung Function: Physiology, Measurement and Application in Medicine, Sixth Edition

Lung Function: Physiology, Measurement and Application in Medicine, Sixth Edition

How to Cite

Cotes, J. E., Chinn, D. J. and Miller, M. R. (2006) Hypobaria: High Altitude and Aviation Physiology and Medicine, in Lung Function: Physiology, Measurement and Application in Medicine, Sixth Edition, Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444312829.ch34

Author Information

  1. 1

    University Department of Physiological Sciences, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK

  2. 2

    Centre for Primary and Community Care, University of Sunderland, Sunderland, UK

  3. 3

    University Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust, Birmingham, UK

  1. Senior Research Fellow, School of Clinical Sciences and Community Health, University of Edinburgh, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 30 APR 2009
  2. Published Print: 20 MAR 2006

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632064939

Online ISBN: 9781444312829

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Keywords:

  • potentially adverse environments;
  • Hypobaria - high altitude and aviation physiology and medicine;
  • physiological effects of hypobaria;
  • effects of residence at altitude on lung function;
  • Barotrauma - Compression of air in the middle ear and nasal sinuses;
  • decompression sickness

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Physiological effects of hypobaria

  • Effects of residence at altitude on lung function

  • Coping with altitude

  • High altitude illness

  • Physiology and medicine of flight

  • Barotrauma

  • Decompression sickness

  • References

  • Further reading