South Asia Center: Fractional Exhaled Nitric Oxide Amongst High Altitude Indigenous Populations
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South Asia Center presents: Sudipta Ghosh - Fractional Exhaled Nitric Oxide Amongst High Altitude Indigenous Populations
Sudipta Ghosh, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, North-Eastern Hill University
Fractional exhaled nitric oxide amongst high altitude indigenous populations
Nitric oxide (NO) is produced in the human lung by nitric oxide synthase (NOS), with increased levels reflecting airway inflammation. Although the presence of nitric oxide in exhaled air was first described in 1991, detail physiological pathways of exhaled nitric oxide are still unclear. It has been reported by the investigators that exhaled nitric oxide is higher in subjects with various obstructive pulmonary diseases. However, information on exhaled nitric oxide among highlander natives are not available for many high altitude populations, where pulmonary diseases can be fatal.
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