HYPOBARIC HYPOXIA DOES NOT AFFECT LUNG FLUID OR PROTEIN EXCHANGE IN AWAKE ADULT SHEEP AT REST

Authors
  1. Coates, G.
  2. Belbeck, L.W.
  3. Gray, G.W.
Corporate Authors
Defence and Civil Inst of Environmental Medicine, Downsview ONT (CAN)
Abstract
We measured pulmonary artery (Ppa) and left atrial (Pla) pressures, lung lymph flow, and lymph/plasma protein concentrations in four adult sheep at a barometric pressure of 380 Torr (1 Torr = 133.322 Pa) for 22 h. Hypobaric hypoxia caused an immediate increase in Ppa from 20 to 39 Torr. There was no significant change in Pla, lymph flow, or lymph protein concentrations. We conclude that hypobaric hypoxia does not affect lung fluid or protein exchange in awake adult sheep at rest.
Report Number
83-P-54 — Research Paper
Date of publication
01 Jan 1983
Number of Pages
3
Reprinted from
Can J of Physiology and Pharmacology, vol 61, no 7, 1983, p 714-716
DSTKIM No
84-02682
CANDIS No
122035
Format(s):
Microfiche filmed at DSIS;Originator's fiche received by DSIS;Hardcopy

Permanent link

Document 1 of 1

Date modified: