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July 1936

EFFECT OF ANOXEMIA ON THE EMPTYING TIME OF THE HUMAN STOMACHINFLUENCE OF HIGH ALTITUDES

Arch Intern Med (Chic). 1936;58(1):130-135. doi:10.1001/archinte.1936.00170110138011
Abstract

In 1933,1 attention was called to the fact that the condition of anoxemia is becoming important to an increasingly large number of people. All those who travel by airplane are subjected to a reduced tension of oxygen. There is a still larger group, who suffer from the effects of anoxemia which accompany various diseases. It is well known that anemia as well as certain pulmonary and circulatory disturbances may be complicated by anoxemia.

It was stated in previous papers2 that hunger contractions as well as digestive peristalses are lessened by the production of anoxemia in the normal dog. In a subsequent paper1 it was stated that anoxemia distinctly delays the emptying time of the stomach of the normal dog.

In the light of these observations, and especially since gastric symptoms are characteristic of the various disorders mentioned, it was considered well worth while to determine the effect

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