| || Neurophysiological Problems in Snow Bound High Altitude Areas
Author : Selvamurthy, W.
Source : Defence Science Journal ; Vol:34(4) ; 1984 ; pp 397-415
Subject : 61 Medical Sciences;612 Physiology
Keywords : Neurophysiological Response;Western Himalayas ;High Altitude Areas
Abstract : A series of studies have been conducted to evaluate the neurophysiological response in young healthy soldiers acclimatization at 3,500m altitude in Western Himalayas. The response of autonomic nervous system, electroencephalogram hypothalamic thermoregulatory efficiency, orthostatic tolerance, sleep profile and effects of sleep deprivation have been studied in fresh compared during three to five weeks of acclimatization at high altitude and compared with those of one year acclimatized lowlanders and high altitude natives. Physiological significance of these neurophysiological responses in the process of altitude adaptation is discussed in the light of current knowledge in the field.