hypobaric chamber


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hypobaric chamber

A chamber used to induce a decrease in ambient pressure as would occur in ascending to altitude. This type of chamber is primarily used for training and experimental purposes. Also called altitude chamber; decompression chamber.
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During 3 weeks, the subjects modified their usual training schedule (approximately 30 h a week), replacing three sessions of bicycling exercise by three sessions on a cycle ergometer in a hypobaric chamber simulating an altitude of 4,000 m (462 mmHg).
They put six subjects in a hypobaric chamber and exposed them to the hypobaric hypoxic conditions for 48 hours.
Fish caught from three depth ranges (surface, 30, and 60 meters) were either vented and released at the surface; released at the surface without venting; vented and placed in a hypobaric chamber, which rapidly recompresses them to simulate the effects of the SeaQualizer; or recompressed without venting.
We all go through training in the hypobaric chamber.
didn't find an increase in the myoglobin concentration of the vastus lateralis in cyclist who trained in a hypobaric chamber 4-5 days per week, for 3-4 weeks, and at 2,300 m of simulated altitude (53).
Prolonged asystole during hypobaric chamber training/Alcak basinc ortaminda olusan hipokside uzamis asistoli.
Using USARIEM facilities such as the hypobaric chamber, scientists can study this and other issues by simulating conditions experienced by Soldiers in Afghanistan and elsewhere.
When this trend was identified, NAMRL was working on the development of a device that would induce hypoxia more safely and inexpensively than a hypobaric chamber.
Ascites syndrome and related pathologies in feed restricted broilers raised in a hypobaric chamber.
A study by researchers at the University of Leicester in England, in which healthy volunteers sat for eight hours at a time in a hypobaric chamber with reduced oxygen, found that such conditions did not promote venous thromboembolism.
UKA's medical staff have expressed their confidence he will regain fitness in time and will spend much of his recovery time over the coming days in a hypobaric chamber to speed healing.