From the October 1978 magazine.

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M. T. Koptezsky, M. Hughes, and C, Barnes of the Department of Physiology, Texas Tech University School of Medicine, reported tests that seem to confirm the hypothesis that the altered sensitivity to barbiturates and alcohol at high altitude has more to do with the adaptive changes in the tissues than with the simultaneous lack of oxygen. There is little doubt that the rat cardiac muscle tested is adapted to altitude hypoxia.

-- Physician's Alcohol Newsletter

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