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This mini-review conveys information on lung function in hypoxia. Included are presentations of shape and layering of the atmosphere, physiologic basics of lung function at high altitude, pathophysiology of high altitude pulmonary edema (HAPE) and of current and potential therapy approaches for HAPE.
Section of Respiratory and Altitude Medicine, Medizinische Universität Innsbruck, Innsbruck, Austria.
This article was published in the following journal.
Name: Wiener klinische Wochenschrift
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