Rodents: a Model of H U M a N Hypoxic Disease

Abstract

1 . Rats and mice were kept in a decompression chamber at 52 kPa (390 mmHg) for 1-4 weeks and their hearts and lungs were compared with littermate control animals. In both species growth was retarded in the hypoxic environment. 2. In both species small peripheral lung vessels became thickened, developing two elastic laminae with a muscular coat between. A… (More)

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