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High-altitude Medicine and Pathology By Donald Heath

High-altitude Medicine and Pathology

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A comprehensive examination of the clinical aspects of man's adjustment to hypoxia and cold at high attitude, featuring material from studies conducted in Hawaii, the Himalayas, the Andes and high-altitude volcanoes of the Pacific.
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High-altitude Medicine and Pathology by Donald Heath

This comprehensive examination of the clinical aspects of man's adjustment to hypoxia and cold at high attitude features material from studies conducted in Hawaii, the Himalayas, the Andes and high-altitude volcanoes of the Pacific. Subjects examined include the nature of nocturnal periodic breathing, the effects of hypobaric hypoxia on the human endocrine system, morphometric studies of the placental and alveolarcapillary membranes which conduct oxygen at high altitude, and the success of acetazolamide against acute mountain sickness. The pathology of the two malignant variants of acute mountain sickness - high-altitude pulmonary oedema and cerebral mountain sickness - are discussed in the light of recent evidence of their association with the pulmonary arteries and cerebral venous sinuses.

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The importance of high-altitude studies; physical and climatic factors at high altitude; the native highlander; ventilation and pulmonary diffusion; transport and release of oxygen to the tissues; tissue diffusion; the carotid bodies; haemoglobins; disorders of blood coagulation; pulmonary hypertension; the pulmonary trunk; benign acute mountain sickness; high-altitude pulmonary oedema; cerebral mountain sickness; Monge's disease and subacute infantile mountain sickness; systemic circulation; heart and coronary circulation; renal function and electrolytes; body weight and alimentary system; endocrines; fertility and pregnancy; cold; skin and nails; infection and allergy; eye and special senses; sleep; cerebral function; astronomers at high altitude; athletic performance at moderate altitude; exposure to extreme altitudes; descent to sea level; adaptation to hypobaric hypoxia, life at high altitude.

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GOR010082026
High-altitude Medicine and Pathology by Donald Heath
Donald Heath
Used - Good
Hardback
Elsevier Health Sciences
1988-12-31
363
0407004998
9780407004993
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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.