The Interaction of Carbon Monoxide and Altitude on Aviator Performance: Pathophysiology of Exposure to Carbon Monoxide.
ARMY AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT RUCKER ALA
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A reappraisal of the interaction of carbon monoxide and altitude is presented in light of current concepts of the pathophysiology of low level exposure to carbon monoxide. The review includes a discussion of 1 the potential sources of carbon monoxide 2 the factors affecting the absorption, transport, and elimination of carbon monoxide 3 the effects of carbon monoxide on human health and cognitive function 4 the interaction of carbon monoxide and altitude, and resulting hypoxia 5 the concept of equivalent physiological altitudes 6 predictable effects of transient elevation in carbon monoxide 7 limits of carbon monoxide exposure and 8 the basic pathophysiological changes occuring with hypobaric hypoxia andor carbon monoxide hypoxia. Author
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