Physiology and Physiopathology of Hyperbaric Oxygen

  • G. Oriani
  • M. Michael
  • A. Marroni
  • C. Longoni


The concentration of oxygen in the Earth’s atmosphere presently is the evolutionary product of a biochemical and biophysiological balance between animals, which produce oxygen, and plants, which produce it by photosynthesis. Hundreds of millions of years have passed between the original composition of the Earth’s atmosphere and that of the present. The turning point was the appearance of the first living cell with the capacity of photosynthesis, and thus oxygen was first produced on Earth.


Hyperbaric Oxygen Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome Absolute Pressure Oxygen Toxicity Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Oriani
    • 1
  • M. Michael
    • 1
  • A. Marroni
    • 3
  • C. Longoni
    • 2
  1. 1.Anaesthesia, Intensive and Hyperbaric Care DepartmentGaleazzi Orthopaedic InstituteMilanItaly
  2. 2.Anaesthesia and Reanimation ServicePol. San MarcoZingonia (BG)Italy
  3. 3.President DAN EuropeRoseto degli AbruzziItaly

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