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Hypoxia is and remains a major public health issue in many populated mountainous areas all over the world. This book is directly derived from a NATO-sponsored international meeting on problems of high altitude medicine and biology, which was held on the shores of lake Issyk-Kul, in Kyrghyzstan, in 2006. Overall, the meeting was an ideal mix of cell biology, integrative physiology and medical applications.
Current research on molecular pathways affected by hypoxic exposure
Pathophysiological understanding of the adaptation of the human body to oxygen deprivation
High altitude as a public health problem
Prevention of high altitude induced or associated diseases
Treatment of high altitude illnesses