The effect of acetazolamide on hypercapnic and eucapnic/poikilocapnic hypoxic ventilatory responses in normal subjects.
We have studied the effect of acetazolamide 500 mg bd for three days on ventilatory response to CO2 (HCVR) and hypoxia under both isocapnic and poikilocapnic conditions (isocapnic and poikilocapnic HVR) in five normal subjects. Although acetazolamide reduced calculated arterial pH (7.41 [SEM] 0.01 to 7.37 [SEM] 0.01: p less than 0.01) there was no significant change in either isocapnic HVR (with PetCO2 held at the post-drug resting level) or poikilocapnic HVR in terms of slope and ventilation...Expand abstract
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