The purpose of the study was to evaluate the influence of hyperoxia and hypercapnia on respiration and metabolism during a steady-state exercise. Thirteen healthy subjects were examined during bicycle-ergometer rides at approximately 50% VO2max under four different breathing gas conditions: 1) room air (control); 2) 40% oxygen; 3) 3% carbon dioxide; 4) 40% oxygen and 3% carbon dioxide. Hyperoxia, with or without hypercapnia, decreased respiratory ventilation and carbon dioxide elimination significantly. On the other hand, oxygen uptake in hyperoxia was not significantly different from that of normoxia. Hypercapnia increased respiratory ventilation more than 30% compared to normocapnia, but it did not change oxygen uptake and carbon dioxide elimination significantly.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Sangyō eiseigaku zasshi = Journal of occupational health|
|Publication status||Published - 1998 Jan|
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