ATD PRESS. FUNCTIONS OF THE ORGANISM UNDER CONDITIONS OF AN ALTERED GAS ENVIRONMENT.
Special issue, vol. 3, no. 240.
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON D C AEROSPACE TECHNOLOGY DIV
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The report contains 27 abstracts of selected articles devoted to problems of respiratory physiology. Emphasis is placed on problems connected with increased barometric pressure. Several articles deal with the theoretical aspects of decompression sickness. Other articles are concerned with the problem of the toxic effects of oxygen particularly those functional changes which occur when the effect of oxygen is not accompanied by convulsions. Still other articles deal with the mechanical effects of pressure during abrupt decompressions, the effects of rarefied atmospheres on the central nervous system, problems related to the use of pressurized respiratory equipment, and, finally, the use of helium in respiratory mixtures.