Accession Number : AD0636911

Title :   PHYSIOLOGIC EFFECTS OF AN 18-HOUR FLIGHT IN F-4C AIRCRAFT.

Descriptive Note : Final rept., 1 Dec 64-23 Aug 65.

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Kramer,Edward F. , Jr. ; Hale ,Henry B. ; Williams,Edgar W.

Report Date : 11 APR 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 15

Abstract : Physiologic assessment was performed by means of postflight urinalysis for 8 pilots who flew F-4C aircraft for 18 hours. Flight effects were neither numerous nor of large magnitude, nor were the pilots unduly fatigued. The flight-induced, physiologic changes included: (1) increased 17-hydroxycorticosteroid excretion, which implies adrenocortical stimulation, and (2) decreased excretion of uric acid, potassium, and urine, which suggests metabolic depression. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FATIGUE(PHYSIOLOGY), *AVIATION MEDICINE), PHYSIOLOGY, PILOTS, URINE, EXCRETION, CORTICOSTEROID AGENTS, ALCOHOLS, POTASSIUM, METABOLISM, FLIGHT, STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY)

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE