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  1. Mammalian dive response may explain water exposure relief

    John Hayman, University of Melbourne

    1 May 2015

    The mammalian dive response is a complex reflex reaction to water exposure and is present in humans to a variable extent. Its effect is to reduce aerobic (mitochondrial) metabolism and to conserve body oxygen. Activation of this response may explain the relief obtained from water exposure in these patients.

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