Effects of Ginkgo biloba on exhaled nasal nitric oxide during normobaric hypoxia in humans.

@article{Jowers2004EffectsOG,
  title={Effects of Ginkgo biloba on exhaled nasal nitric oxide during normobaric hypoxia in humans.},
  author={Casey Jowers and R. Shih and J. James and T. Deloughery and W. E. Holden},
  journal={High altitude medicine & biology},
  year={2004},
  volume={5 4},
  pages={
          445-9
        }
}
  • Casey Jowers, R. Shih, +2 authors W. E. Holden
  • Published 2004
  • Medicine
  • High altitude medicine & biology
  • Ginkgo biloba, an extract of the ginkgo tree, may prevent or lessen symptoms of acute mountain sickness in humans. The mechanism of this effect is poorly understood. One hypothesis is that ginkgo alters nitric oxide (NO) metabolism, possibly by scavenging NO or altering nitric oxide synthase expression and thereby lessening the vasodilatory effects of NO. To date, an effect of Ginkgo biloba on NO metabolism has not been demonstrated in humans. We measured exhaled nasal NO output in humans (n… CONTINUE READING
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