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Exposure to stressful environments - Strategy of adaptive responses
Author and Affiliation:
Farhi, Leon E.(New York, State University, Buffalo)
Abstract: Stresses such as hypoxia, water lack, and heat exposure can produce strains in more than a single organ system, in turn stimulating the body to adapt in multiple ways. Nevertheless, a general strategy of the various adaptive responses emerges when the challenges are divided into three groups: (1) conditions that affect the supply of essential molecules, (2) stresses that prevent the body from regulating properly the output of waste products such as CO2 and heat, and (3) environments that disrupt body transport systems. Problems may arise when there is a conflict between two stresses requiring conflicting adaptive changes. An alternative to adaptation, creation of microenvironment, is often favored by the animal.
Publication Date: Jan 01, 1991
Document ID:
19910054884
(Acquired Nov 28, 1995)
Accession Number: 91A39507
Subject Category: AEROSPACE MEDICINE
Document Type: Conference Proceedings
Publication Information: (SEE A91-39501)
Publisher Information: United States
Contract/Grant/Task Num: NAS9-16042
Financial Sponsor: NASA; United States
Organization Source: State Univ. of New York; Buffalo, NY, United States
Description: 14p; In English
Distribution Limits: Unclassified; Publicly available; Unlimited
Rights: Copyright
NASA Terms: ADAPTATION; ENVIRONMENT EFFECTS; STRESS (PHYSIOLOGY); HYPOXIA; TEMPERATURE EFFECTS
Imprint And Other Notes: IN: Spacelab life sciences 1 - Reprints of background life sciences publications (A91-39501 16-52). Houston, TX, GE Government Services, 1991, p. 121-134.
Availability Source: Other Sources
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