Accession Number:

AD0633760

Title:

THE ROLE OF ADRENAL CORTEX IN THE PROCESS OF ACCLIMATIZATION TO HIGH ALTITUDES.

Descriptive Note:

Annual rept., 1 May 65-30 Apr 66,

Corporate Author:

UNIVERSIDAD PERUANA CAYETANO HEREDIA LIMA INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIONES DE LA ALTURA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

The results indicate that exposure to high altitude 4300 meters causes a transitory increase in the adrenal cortex secretion of cortisol. The adrenal cortex can be further stimulated with exogenous ACTH during the first day of exposure to an environment of low oxygen tension. It is also possible to inhibit the adrenal cortex hyperactivity by dexamethasone administration. The biological half-life of a synthetic corticotrophin preparation was studied. Using a new formula for calculation results ranged between 19.4 and 38.7 minutes. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE