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High Altitude Physiology

High Altitude Physiology

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This is an updated,informative & brief PPT on a very important topic--shared esp. for members of prepgmedicos.com
This is an updated,informative & brief PPT on a very important topic--shared esp. for members of prepgmedicos.com

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HIGH ALTITUDEPHYSIOLOGY 
BY 
 
 DESCRIPTIVECONVENIENCE:
 
ALTITUDETYPEFROM SEA-LEVEL (Infeet)
 
HIGH
8,000 –12,000
VERY HIGH
12,000 –18,000
 
STUDY IS IMPORTANT FOR:
1)Mountaineering2)Aviation & Space flight3) Permanent human settlement at highlands
Barometric Pressure & Height HaveInverse Relationship:
Primary problem at high altitude.
Atmospheric composition remains almostconstant (upto ~30,000 ft) but PO2 decreaseswith increasing altitude (acc. to Dalton’s Law )

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