Accession Number:

AD0649674

Title:

ADAPTATION TO CO2 WITH PARTICULAR RELATION TO CO2 RETENTION IN DIVING

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SUBMARINE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB GROTON CT

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-02-14

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

Adaptation to CO2 produces a typical breathing pattern of increased tidal volume and lowered respiratory rate. Anatomical and physiological deadspace, as well as arterial-alveolar CO2 and O2 gradients, are increased under these conditions. The relationship of these findings with the well-known respiratory response to high CO2 concentrations after CO2 adaptation is discussed. Evidence for CO2 adaptation in routine diving is presented.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE