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Diving and Asphyxia: A Comparative Study of Animals and Man


Series: Monographs of the Physiological Society

By: Robert Elsner (Author), Brett A Gooden (Author)

180 pages, b/w illustrations

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Jun 2009 | #221543 | ISBN-13: 9780521112895
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About this book

First printed in 1983, Diving and Asphyxia 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. Diving and Asphyxia's purpose is to acquaint its readers with some advances resulting from research in this field.



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


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