High-altitude exposure of three weeks duration increases lung diffusing capacity in humans.


BACKGROUND high-altitude adaptation leads to progressive increase in arterial Pa(O2). In addition to increased ventilation, better arterial oxygenation may reflect improvements in lung gas exchange. Previous investigations reveal alterations at the alveolar-capillary barrier indicative of decreased resistance to gas exchange with prolonged hypoxia… (More)
DOI: 10.1152/japplphysiol.01167.2010


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