Hyperbaric oxygenation (1 atm. of pure oxygen, 60 min. exposure) resulted in a sharp increase of the endogenous lipoperoxidation level in humans which was evaluated by the pentane content in the exhaled air. That activation of endogenous lipid peroxidation was a short-term process: 2-3-fold increase of pentane content 10 min after exposure to hyperbaric oxygenation and levelling off to control values in 1 hour. It is recommended to use determination of endogenous lipid peroxidation by the pentane content in the exhaled air in order to find optimal regimens of hyperbaric oxygenation.

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