Accession Number:

ADP011094

Title:

Modeling Approach for Oxygen Exchange in the Human Lung under Hypobaric Conditions

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

CENTER FOR PULMONARY REHABILITATION HILVERSUM (NETHERLANDS)

Report Date:

2001-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

Physical effort at high altitude can result in serious complications in the human respiratory system even for healthy and well-trained persons. For people with a pulmonary disorder already a stay at moderate altitude or transportation by air e.g. in ease of moderate medical evacuation can lead to significant problems caused by hypoxemia. In both circumstances the oxygen tension of the inspired air PI,O2 and therefore of the arterial blood Pa,O2 drops substantially.

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE