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Physiology of Extreme Altitude

Handbook of Physiology, Environmental Physiology

  1. John B. West

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp040257

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

West, J. B. 2011. Physiology of Extreme Altitude. Comprehensive Physiology. 1307–1325.

Author Information

  1. Department of Medicine, University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, California

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Barometric Pressure
  • 2
    Pulmonary Gas Exchange
    • 2.1
      Alveolar Gas Composition
    • 2.2
      Blood Gases and Acid-Base Status
  • 3
    Maximal Oxygen Consumption
  • 4
    Cardiovascular System
  • 5
    Other Features
    • 5.1
      Central Nervous System
    • 5.2
      Sleep
    • 5.3
      Metabolic Changes