Effect of controlled heat acclimation on the human red blood cell

N. Meyerstein, E. Shvartz, D. Benor, E. Sa'ar

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Abstract

The effect of controlled heat acclimation on the human red blood cell (RBC) was determined in 6 young men who performed mild work for 6 days in dry heat at 500C. The experiments were carried out in winter to obviate the effects of seasonal acclimation. Heat acclimation did not affect the glycolytic rate, ATP content and osmotic fragility of the red blood cells. No changes were found either in age distribution, mean corpuscular hemoglobin concentration, or RBC concentration in the blood. Thus, it may be concluded that heat acclimation has no ill effect on the human red blood cell.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)727-729
Number of pages3
JournalAerospace medicine and human performance
Volume45
Issue number7
StatePublished - 1 Dec 1974

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (all)

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