Accession Number : AD0643276

Title :   ACUTE ALCOHOL ATAXIA IN RELATION TO VESTIBULAR FUNCTION,

Corporate Author : NAVAL AEROSPACE MEDICAL INST PENSACOLA FLA

Personal Author(s) : Fregly,Alfred R. ; Graybiel,Ashton

Report Date : 22 JUN 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : Determination of alcohol effects on postural equilibrium of bilateral labyrinthine defective individuals was made to aid in the elucidation of the functional role of the vestibular organ in man. Generally, severity and duration of the intoxicating effects were found to be less than that observed in a previous study on vestibular-intact individuals. The superimposition of an 'acute alcohol ataxia' on vestibular-impaired individuals appears to depend upon the degree to which nonvestibular functions can be made to compensate for the initial characteristic vestibular ataxia. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ALCOHOLS, TOXICITY), (*MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM, DISEASES), (*VESTIBULAR APPARATUS, ALCOHOLS), POSTURE(PHYSIOLOGY), EQUILIBRIUM(PHYSIOLOGY), DEAFNESS, MOTOR REACTIONS, PSYCHOMOTOR TESTS

Subject Categories : Toxicology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE