Latest Chronic mountain sickness Stories
An international team of researchers has discovered the genetic basis of chronic mountain sickness, a condition developed during prolonged exposure to high altitudes, according to research appearing in the August 15 edition of the American Journal of Human Genetics.
A new study pinpoints the genetic changes that enable Tibetans to thrive at altitudes where others get sick.
High altitude medicine is a "natural research laboratory" for the study of cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology.
By Richalet, Jean-Paul Rivera-Ch, Maria; Maignan, Maxime; Privat, Catherine; Pham, Isabelle; Macarlupu, Jose-Luis; Petitjean, Olivier; Leon-Velarde, Fabiola Rationale: Monge's disease is characterized by an excessive erythrocytosis, frequently associated with pulmonary hypertension, in high-altitude dwellers.
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- A timorous, cowardly fellow.