Diving Response


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The physiologic responses—apnoea, bradycardia, peripheral vasconstriction, increased arterial blood pressure—to hypoxia, which were first described in diving simulations of aquatic animals
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2,3] The elicitation of the diving response by cold stimulation is derived from the upper part of the face innervated by the ophthalmic part of the trigeminal nerve (forehead and eye area).
Simulated human diving and heart rate: making the most of the diving response as a laboratory exercise.
This diving response, commonly called diving bradycardia (slow heart rate), is a well-studied phenomenon.