Naked mole rats' 'plant-like' behaviour to avoid oxygen starvation could help stroke victims
Naked mole rats are every bit as strange as they sound: cold-blooded mammals who can survive for up to 18 minutes without oxygen. Learn more from ScienceTake...
Frostbite
Frostbite can be treated by elevating the affected area, placing it in lukewarm water and wrapping it with a sterile dressing. Go to the emergency room to tr...
Altitude sickness
Altitude sickness—also known as acute mountain sickness (AMS), altitude illness, hypobaropathy, "the altitude bends", or soroche—is a pathological effect of high altitude on humans, caused by acute ex...
Death zone
The effects of high altitude on humans are considerable. The percentage saturation of hemoglobin with oxygen determines the content of oxygen in our blood. After the human body reaches around 2,100 m ...
Death zone - Wikipedia
Jan Długosz (mountaineer)
Jan Długosz (July 12, 1929, Warsaw, Poland - July 2, 1962 in High Tatras) was a Polish mountaineer and writer. He lived in Kraków (South Poland). In 1961 he participated in the first ascent of the Cen...
Sumatriptan
Sumatriptan is a synthetic drug belonging to the triptan class, used for the treatment of migraine headaches. Structurally, it is an analog of the naturally occurring neuro-active alkaloids dimethyltr...
Sumatriptan - Wikipedia
Gamow bag
A Gamow bag (pronounced Gam-Off) is an inflatable pressure bag large enough to accommodate a person inside. By inflating the bag with a foot pump, the effective altitude can be decreased by 1000 to as...
High-altitude cerebral edema
High-altitude cerebral edema (HACE) is a medical condition in which the brain swells with fluid because of the physiological effects of traveling to a high altitude. It generally appears in patients w...
John B. West
John B. West M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc. (born 1928) is a noted respiratory physiologist who made major research contributions in the area of ventilation-perfusion relationships in the lung. He was born in Ade...
Frostbite
Frostbite is the medical condition in which localized damage is caused to skin and other tissues due to freezing. Frostbite is most likely to happen in body parts farthest from the heart and those wit...
Frostbite - Wikipedia
Photokeratitis
Photokeratitis or ultraviolet keratitis is a painful eye condition caused by exposure of insufficiently protected eyes to the ultraviolet (UV) rays from either natural (e.g. intense sunlight at high a...
High altitude pulmonary edema
High-altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) (HAPO spelled oedema in British English) is a life-threatening form of non-cardiogenic pulmonary edema (fluid accumulation in the lungs) that occurs in otherwise h...
Mabel Purefoy FitzGerald
Mabel Purefoy FitzGerald (3 August 1872 – 24 August 1973) was a British physiologist and clinical pathologist best known for her work on the physiology of respiration. She became the second female me...
Giusto Gervasutti
Giusto Gervasutti (17 April 1909 – 16 September 1946), was an Italian mountain climber, Alpini officer and skier.
Gervasutti, also known as "Il Fortissimo" ("the hardest", "the roughest"), was bor...
Coriaria thymifolia
Coriaria thymifolia, known as Shanshi, is a plant found in the northern Andes. The plant is often mistaken for blueberries, however unlike blueberries, the fruit of the Shanshi is toxic and has halluc...
Chronic mountain sickness
Chronic Mountain Sickness (CMS) is a disease that can develop during extended time living at a high altitude. It is also known as "Monge's Disease", after its first description in 1925 by Carlos Mong...
Altitude training
Altitude training is the practice by some endurance athletes of training for several weeks at high altitude, preferably over 2,400 metres (8,000 ft) above sea level, though more commonly at inter...
Altitude training - Wikipedia
Altitude tent
An altitude tent is a sealed tent used to simulate a higher altitude with reduced oxygen. The basic concept of living or training at altitude is to cause the body to adapt to the lower oxygen content ...
Cabin pressurization
Cabin pressurization is used to create a safe and comfortable environment for aircraft or spacecraft passengers and crew flying at high altitudes. It does this by pumping conditioned air into the cab...
List of people who died climbing Mount Everest
Mount Everest, at 8,848 metres (29,029 ft) is the world's highest mountain and a particularly desirable peak for mountaineers. However, more than 250 people have died trying to climb it.Most dea...
List of people who died climbing Mount Everest - Wikipedia
High altitude cerebral edema
High-altitude cerebral edema (HACE) is a medical condition in which the brain swells with fluid because of the physiological effects of traveling to a high altitude. It generally appears in patients w...