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Man At High Altitude: The Pathophysiology Of Acclimatization And Adaptation Donald Heath

Man At High Altitude: The Pathophysiology Of Acclimatization And Adaptation

Donald Heath

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ISBN : 9780443015557
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This is a beautifully written and illustrated account of the problems of coping with exposure to high altitude. The features of acclimatization in humans are examined, with chapters devoted to the effects of high altitude on the cardiopulmonary andMoreThis is a beautifully written and illustrated account of the problems of coping with exposure to high altitude. The features of acclimatization in humans are examined, with chapters devoted to the effects of high altitude on the cardiopulmonary and digestive systems, sleep, fertility and pregnancy, infection and allergy, athletic performance, and cerebral function. There are also detailed descriptions of the various high-altitude diseases. As well as being of obvious practical significance to those clinicians accompanying or responsible for climbers, tourists, soldiers, athletes, and astronomers at high altitude, this completely revised fourth edition has a broad scientific appeal, with up-to-date information on hyperbaric treatment of acute mountain sickness, the new syndromes of subacute mountain sickness in Tibet and India, and cancer in the Andes.