Physiology of Breath-Hold Diving and the Ama of Japan.

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Title: Physiology of Breath-Hold Diving and the Ama of Japan.
Author: Rahn, H; Yokoyama, T
Abstract: The report describes and analyzes various physiological stresses that confront man as a breath-hold diver. The historical development of the Ama's diving activities, geographic distribution of the Ama in Japan, and other aspects of the Ama are discussed. Other subjects considered are limitations to depth of diving, alveolar gas exchange, the Taravana Syndrome, physiological adaptations, renal responses, cardiovascular responses, temperature regulation, and metabolic considerations.
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Date: 1965

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