Effect of 8 Hours of Isocapnic/Poikilocapnic Hypoxia on the Ventilatory Response to CO2

  • Marzieh Fatemian
  • Peter A. Robbins
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 450)


The ventilatory sensitivity to CO2 is thought to increase following a sustained exposure to hypoxia (1–5). This study was conducted to determine whether 8 h of poikilo-capnic hypoxia could elicit a change in the hyperoxic ventilatory response to CO2, and whether there were any differences between poikilocapnic and isocapnic exposures to hypoxia.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marzieh Fatemian
    • 1
  • Peter A. Robbins
    • 1
  1. 1.University Laboratory of PhysiologyUniversity of OxfordOxfordUK

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