AbstractsBiology & Animal Science

The effect of endurance training on human ammonia metabolism

by Rodney J Snow

Institution: Footscray Institute of Technology
Department: Department of Physical Education and Recreation
Year: 1988
Keywords: School of Sport and Exercise Science; 1101 Medical Biochemistry and Metabolomics; 1106 Human Movement and Sports Science; School of Biomedical and Health Sciences
Record ID: 1034122
Full text PDF: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/15694/


This thesis examines human ammonia (NH3) metabolism in trained and untrained individuals. Specifically, these aspects include: 1) plasma NH3 accumulation during exercise at similar absolute and relative work intensities; 2) plasma NH3 accumulation during recovery from maximal exercise; 3) the absolute and relative work intensities at which blood lactate (LA) and plasma NH3 concentrations begin to rapidly accumulate (i.e the LA breakpoint - LABP, and NH3 breakpoint - NH3BP); 4) the relationship between the NH3BP and LABP, and 5) the relationship between plasma NH3, blood (LA), and muscle fibre type.