Diving and Asphyxia: A Comparative Study of Animals and Man

Diving and Asphyxia: A Comparative Study of Animals and Man

by Robert Elsner, Brett Gooden
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521250684

ISBN-13: 9780521250689

Pub. Date: 07/21/1983

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

First printed in 1983, this book concerns the comparative physiological adaptations of vertebrate animals, especially mammals, to cessation of breathing. These adaptations were originally identified in species living in aquatic habitats. The argument is presented that the natural divers display a well-developed and conveniently studied example of a more general

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First printed in 1983, this book concerns the comparative physiological adaptations of vertebrate animals, especially mammals, to cessation of breathing. These adaptations were originally identified in species living in aquatic habitats. The argument is presented that the natural divers display a well-developed and conveniently studied example of a more general defence against asphyxia. The topics considered include the diving response, metabolic and cardiovascular adaptations, variations in resistance to asphyxia, neural control mechanisms, which govern the respiratory and circulatory responses, perinatal asphyxia, applications to the human species and medical implications. The book's purpose is to acquaint its readers with some advances resulting from research in this field.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521250689
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/21/1983
Series:
Physiological Society Monographs, #40
Pages:
184
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. The biological setting; 2. Metabolic conservation by cardiovascular adjustments; 3. Cellular tolerances and adaptations to asphyxia; 4. Human divers; 5. Control mechanisms; 6. Perinatal asphyxia and survival, 7. Medical implications; References; Index.

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