MadSci Network: Medicine

Subject: acclimation

Date: Fri Mar 29 17:18:58 1996
Posted by: Ed Nolan
Grade level: grad
School/Organization: N-8
City: Sacramento State/Province: CA
Country: USA
Area of science: Medicine
What happens when acclimation occurs? 

Regardless of the physical stamina and endurance of an individual, 

acclimation is a serious physiological barrier in high altitude 

activity.  Yet, some individuals appear to acclimatize much easier 

and more efficiently than others?  What is it about the human body 

that allows some individuals to work so efficiently while others 

seem to never get above 10,000 without losing their lunch!

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