The study of integrated human physiology underpins our understanding of human pathophysiology. The characterization of responses to external stressors – whether relating to changes in hydration, humidity or hypoxia, exertion or altitude, barometric pressure or gravity – has been especially informative. Importantly, understanding of disease states such as critical illness (in which similar challenges to oxygen delivery, thermoregulation and hydration exist) can be informed through such study.
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