Restrictions of life at high altitudes and physiological adaptations in animals

Krizman, Matea (2016) Restrictions of life at high altitudes and physiological adaptations in animals. Bachelor's thesis, Faculty of Science > Department of Biology.

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Abstract

High altitudes have always been attractive to people, especially mountaineer and skiers. They are charachterized by hostile environment, extreme cold, low pressure and hypoxia. Low pressure and hypoxia are charachteristics that pose the biggest threat to human health.This article is an overview of physiological processes caused in body by hypoxia. It also explanins concept of acclimatization and describes some illnesses caused by high altitudes as well as their treaments. Article also investigates adaptations of high altitude rezidents (animals and natives) on hypoxic conditions. Lot of work has been done in this area, but many mechanisms still remain unexplained and in need of future research. To find appropriate animal models future research of ilneses and adaptations in humans and animals should be conducted.

Item Type: Thesis (Bachelor's thesis)
Supervisor: Lisičić, Duje
Date: 2016
Number of Pages: 15
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Science > Department of Biology
Depositing User: Palma Dizdarevic
Date Deposited: 05 May 2017 07:12
Last Modified: 05 May 2017 07:12
URI: http://digre.pmf.unizg.hr/id/eprint/5500

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