Diving mammals. Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH

  • Adaptation, Physiological
  • Animals
  • Carbon Dioxide
  • Hemodynamics
  • Lung
  • Oxygen
  • Oxygen Consumption
  • Partial Pressure
  • Respiratory Mechanics

MeSH Major

  • Diving
  • Mammals

abstract

  • The ability of diving mammals to forage at depth on a breath hold of air is dependent on gas exchange, both in the lung and in peripheral tissues. Anatomical and physiological adaptations in the respiratory system, cardiovascular system, blood and peripheral tissues contribute to the remarkable breath-hold capacities of these animals. The end results of these adaptations include efficient ventilation, enhanced oxygen storage, regulated transport and delivery of respiratory gases, extreme hypoxemic/ischemic tolerance, and pressure tolerance. © 2011 American Physiological Society.

publication date

  • January 2011

has subject area

  • Adaptation, Physiological
  • Animals
  • Carbon Dioxide
  • Diving
  • Hemodynamics
  • Lung
  • Mammals
  • Oxygen
  • Oxygen Consumption
  • Partial Pressure
  • Respiratory Mechanics

Research

keywords

  • Journal Article
  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/cphy.c091003

PubMed ID

  • 23737181

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 447

end page

  • 465

volume

  • 1

number

  • 1