Perspectives in diving and asphyxia

Show simple item record Elsner, R en_US 2006-08-24T02:55:14Z 2006-08-24T02:55:14Z 1989 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Undersea Biomed Res. 1989 Sep;16(5):339-44. Review. en_US
dc.identifier.other Undersea Biomed Res en_US
dc.identifier.uri PMID: 2678664 en_US
dc.description Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc. ( ) en_US
dc.description.abstract Animals vary in their ability to tolerate asphyxia. Among aquatic species, some are well adapted to asphyxia associated with the apnea of their diving behavior. The related mechanisms and their regulation are not unique to aquatic animals, rather they are extensions of similar reactions noted in terrestrial species. Our understanding of asphyxia has grown in large part from research on aquatic mammals and birds and by comparing the responses of these natural breath-holding specialists with those of other animals. Studies in nature and in the laboratory have both contributed to this knowledge. The divers have been shown to rely ultimately on oxygen conservation and enhanced anaerobic reserves, producing a strategic retreat into a hypometabolic state. en_US
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dc.rights Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society, Inc. ( ) en_US
dc.source.uri null en_US
dc.subject asphyxia en_US
dc.subject hypoxia en_US
dc.subject diving animals en_US
dc.subject breath hold en_US
dc.subject.mesh Adaptation, Physiological Animals Asphyxia/physiopathology* Diving* Heart/physiology* Humans Pinnipedia/physiology* Seals, Earless/physiology* Grant Support: HL-16020/HL/NHLBI HL-23950/HL/NHLBI en_US
dc.title Perspectives in diving and asphyxia en_US

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    The Undersea Baromedical Research journal was published by the Undersea Medical Society, Inc. (now the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medical Society) quarterly from 1974 to 1992 when the name changed to the Undersea and Hyperbaric Medicine Journal.

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