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Ventilatory Control at High Altitude

Handbook of Physiology, The Respiratory System, Control of Breathing

  1. John V. Weil

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp030221

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Weil, J. V. 2011. Ventilatory Control at High Altitude. Comprehensive Physiology. 703–727.

Author Information

  1. Cardiovascular Pulmonary Research Laboratory and Department of Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Denver, Colorado

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Acute Ventilatory Response to High Altitude
  • 2
    Subacute Ventilatory Response to High Altitude (Acclimatization)
  • 3
    Altitude Acclimatization
    • 3.1
      Role of Peripheral Chemoreceptors
    • 3.2
      Role of Hypocapnia and Hyperventilation
    • 3.3
      Role of Acid-Base Adjustments
    • 3.4
      Role of Other Factors
  • 4
    Ventilatory Control During Long-Term High-Altitude Exposure
    • 4.1
      Hypoxic Desensitization
    • 4.2
      Hypoxic Ventilatory Depression
  • 5
    Sleep at High Altitude
  • 6
    Ventilatory Control in Relation to Syndromes of High Altitude
    • 6.1
      Acute Mountain Sickness
    • 6.2
      High-Altitude Pulmonary Edema
    • 6.3
      Chronic Mountain Sickness
  • 7
    Conclusion