Accession Number : AD0259072

Title :   THE EFFECT OF ACCLIMATIZATION TO COLD ON THE G TOLERANCE OF RATS

Corporate Author : NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER JOHNSVILLE PA AVIATION MEDICAL ACCELERATION LAB

Personal Author(s) : REEVES,ELIZABETH

Report Date : 09 JUN 1961

Pagination or Media Count : 1

Abstract : Two grouus of rats were acclimatized to cold (4 to 6 C) for 37 days and then exposed to acceleration of 20 positive G until the heart rate decreased to 2 beats p r second. No statistically significant difference in tolerance to acceleration was found between the cold-acclimatized animals and their controls. Exposure to cold caused loss of weight and increase in adrenal gland size. (Author)

Descriptors :   *ACCELERATION TOLERANCE, *AVIATION MEDICINE, *EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY), ACCELERATION, ADRENAL GLANDS, BODY WEIGHT, HEART, SURVIVAL(PERSONNEL)

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE