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Exercise Physiology and the Immune System

  • Bente Klarlund Pedersen
  • Thomas Rohde
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Abstract

It has been suggested that the immunological responses to exercise are a subset of the physical stress reactions that characterize surgery, thermal and traumatic injury, haemorrhagic shock and acute myocardial infarction (1). Therefore, acute exercise can be viewed as a prototype for studying the effects of physical factors on the immune system (2).

Keywords

Growth Hormone Natural Killer Cell Eccentric Exercise Natural Killer Cell Activity Acute Exercise 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bente Klarlund Pedersen
    • 1
  • Thomas Rohde
    • 1
  1. 1.The Copenhagen Muscle Research CentreDepartment of Infectious DiseasesRigshospitaletDenmark

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