Operation Everest II: structural adaptations in skeletal muscle in response to extreme simulated altitude.

@article{MacDougall1991OperationEI,
  title={Operation Everest II: structural adaptations in skeletal muscle in response to extreme simulated altitude.},
  author={John D. MacDougall and Henry James Green and John R. Sutton and Geoffrey Coates and Allen Cymerman and Patricia M. Young and Charles S. Houston},
  journal={Acta physiologica Scandinavica},
  year={1991},
  volume={142 3},
  pages={421-7}
}
Alterations in skeletal muscle structure were investigated in 6 male subjects who underwent 40 days of progressive decompression in a hypobaric chamber simulating an ascent to the summit of Mount Everest. Needle biopsies were obtained from vastus lateralis of 5 subjects before and immediately after confinement in the chamber, and were examined for various structural and ultrastructural parameters. In addition, total muscle area was calculated in 6 subjects from CT scans of the thighs and upper… CONTINUE READING

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