[Hormone changes during the sirocco]

Arch Sci Med (Torino). Jul-Sep 1981;138(3):269-71.
[Article in Italian]

Abstract

The results of a study of 15 subjects on the occasion of a sirocco wind are reported. Behaviour of ARP, aldosteronaemia, cortisolaemia, Ht and serum electrolytes was assessed. A significant increase in ARP, aldosteronaemia and Ht was observed during the sirocco, while serum electrolytes went down. Cortisolaemia did not perform uniformly, increasing in some subjects and falling in others.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Air Movements*
  • Aldosterone / blood
  • Electrolytes / blood
  • Endocrine Glands / physiology*
  • Female
  • Hormones / metabolism*
  • Humans
  • Hydrocortisone / blood
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Renin / blood
  • Weather
  • Wind*

Substances

  • Electrolytes
  • Hormones
  • Aldosterone
  • Renin
  • Hydrocortisone