PMID: 36500May 1, 1979

Helium-oxygen mixture and the body (the hyperbaric aspect)

Kosmicheskaia biologiia i aviakosmicheskaia meditsina
L G Ogorodnikova


A review of publications discussing the effect of hyperbaric He-O2 atmosphere demonstrates that its effect on the human body depends primarily on its physical parameters, density and heat conductance. Another specific effect of the atmosphere--its narcotic effect at increased pressures used in diving--still remains poorly documented. However, it appears a well recognized fact that the specific effect can be seen only in the transition period, i. e. during compression.

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Ventilation-Perfusion Ratio
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Etat Marbre
Decompression, External
Atmospheric Pressure

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