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Author Paganelli, Charles V.

Title Physiological Function in Special Environments [electronic resource] / edited by Charles V. Paganelli, Leon E. Farhi.

Published New York, NY : Springer New York, 1989.


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Physical description 1 online resource (xxvi, 221 pages 84 illustrations)
Contents Physiology of Adaptation to Altitude -- Physiology of Diving and Exposure to Elevated Pressure -- Physiology of Exposure to Altered G-Force -- Comparative Physiology -- Index.
Summary This comprehensive review incorporates recent findings in the area of environmental physiology. Well-known experts discuss physiological function in special environments at several levels, from individual cells to entire organisms of animals and man. The book will serve as a primary reference source on mechanisms of adaptation to stresses imposed by altitude and hypoxia, diving and life in water, high and low gravitational forces, and unusual patterns of gas exchange. As becomes apparent in the course of the volume, these outwardly dissimilar special environments have common features from a physiological point of view; the book offers a unique opportunity for the comparison of physiological function in different environmental stress situations.
Other author Farhi, Leon E.
Subject Life sciences.
Human physiology.
Sports medicine.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781461235569 (electronic bk.)
1461235561 (electronic bk.)