Physiology - Respiratory II - Control and environment

2009/2: What are the physiological changes that occur at high altitude?

2008/2: What is the role of the central chemoreceptors in control of ventilation? What is the role of peripheral chemoreceptors?

2007/2: What are the thermoregulatory responses to cold? What are the

thermoregulatory response to heat? Where are these response regulated?

2007/2: Describe the effect of high altitude on respiration. What other processes are involved in acclimatization to high altitude?

2005/2: Describe the regulation of normal body temperature. How is fever generated?

2005/1: What are the acute respiratory adaptations to altitude? What are the longer term physiologic effects of altitude exposure?

2005/1: What are the basic elements of the respiratory control system? What inputs are there into the respiratory control system? Explain the function of the central chemoreceptors.

2004/2: Where are the peripheral chemoreceptos involved in control of ventilation? What is their role? Where are the central receptors involved in ventilation and what do they respond to?

2003/1: What is the initial effect on respiration with ascent to 6000 metres? If the person remains at the same altitude for 6 months, what additional changes would occur? Describe the symptoms of acute mountain sickness.

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