Adaptation to Hypoxia

  • C. Lenfant
  • J. D. Torrance
  • R. Woodson
  • C. A. Finch
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 6)

Abstract

Hypoxia occurs if the oxygen requirement of the tissues is greater than the oxygen supply. In man at rest the basal requirement is fixed and if supply does not match this demand, normal function is interrupted.

Keywords

Adenosine Anemia Triphosphate Erythropoietin Colombia 

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© Plenum Press, New York 1970

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Lenfant
    • 1
  • J. D. Torrance
    • 1
  • R. Woodson
    • 1
  • C. A. Finch
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Medicine and of Physiology and BiophysicsUniversity of WashingtonSeattleUSA

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