Accession Number:

ADA028739

Title:

Physiological Adaptations of Inhabitants of the Tropics in Relation to Changes of Altitude,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMY MEDICAL INTELLIGENCE AND INFORMATION AGENCY WASHINGTON D C

Report Date:

1975-02-27

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

The authors attempted to come nearer to an understanding of the psysiology and acclimation of man in the tropics when he comes down from the cool tropical highland plains to the hot zone at sea level coast or to altitudes quite close to this level selva. Starting from knowledge of the altitude physiology of man with both congenital and ancestoral acclimation, a number of physiological mechanisms were investigated for adaptation to the new medium, increased temperature and superoxygenated atmosphere.

Subject Categories:

  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE