Figure 2: Effect of hypoxia in (a) Albumin and (b) LDH content in BALF of rats, exposed to hypobaric hypoxia at 7620 m for different durations (0 h, 1 h, 3 h, 6 h, 12 h and 24 h). It is noticed that, hypoxia resulted into significant increase in total protein content in BALF as well as causing lung injury (as indicated by ↑ LDH levels in BALF) facilitating increased vascular leakage. Values are mean ± SD (n=6). *P<0.001 compared with Normoxia (0 h) group. #P<0.05 compared with normoxia. Nor=Normoxia, Hypo=Hypoxia.