Measuring the Hypoxic Ventilatory Response

  • A. Battisti
  • J.A. Fisher
  • J. Duffin
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 669)


The example experimental results presented show how the steady state ventilatory response to hypoxia may be measured using a sequential gas delivery circuit and prospective targeting of end-tidal PCO2 and PO2. They also demonstrate how 3 steady state isocapnic ventilatory responses to hypoxia provide hypoxic and hyperoxic ventilatory responses to CO2 that can be compared between individuals and between different physiological and environmental conditions as well as to modified rebreathing responses.



This work was supported by Thornhill Research Inc.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PhysiologyUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Department of AnaesthesiaUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada

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