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Zinc Losses during Prolonged Cold Water Immersion

  • P. A. Deuster
  • D. J. Smith
  • A. Singh
  • L. L. Bernier
  • U. H. Trostmann
  • B. L. Smoak
  • T. J. Doubt

Abstract

Fluid and ion shifts have been reported during head-out immersion, cold exposure and under hyperbaric conditions, with diuresis, natriuresis, and kaliuresis consistent observations (1). The finding that the time courses of water, Na, K, Ca, Mg and Zn excretion coincide after volume expansion in man (3) suggests that similar changes may occur for Zn during immersion. However, this has not been studied. Zn serves vital roles in many cellular responses, including energy metabolism and muscle function, and depletion could impair performance during prolonged immersion in cold water. Thus, characterizing changes in Zn was of interest.

Keywords

Cold Exposure Cold Water Immersion Hyperbaric Condition Prolonged Immersion 2Naval Medical Research Institute 
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    Reyes, AJ, WP Leary, CJ Lockett and L Alcocer. Diuretics and zinc. S Afr Med J 62: 373–375, 1982.PubMedGoogle Scholar

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© Plenum Press, New York 1988

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. A. Deuster
    • 1
  • D. J. Smith
    • 2
  • A. Singh
    • 1
  • L. L. Bernier
    • 1
  • U. H. Trostmann
    • 1
  • B. L. Smoak
    • 1
  • T. J. Doubt
    • 2
  1. 1.Uniformed Services University of the Health SciencesBethesdaUSA
  2. 2.Naval Medical Research InstituteBethesdaUSA

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