Accession Number : AD0653462

Title :   CHANGES IN THE ELECTROGASTROGRAM AND IN BREATHING AMPLITUDE AS INDICATORS OF NAUSEA.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : INDIANA UNIV BLOOMINGTON

Personal Author(s) : Patterson,Michael M.

Report Date : JUN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 19

Abstract : From 35 human males subjected to Coriolis stimulation, the 12 Ss who reported feelings of nausea showed a significantly greater d.c. potential drift from the gastrointestinal (g.i.) area, recorded by the Davis method, and a larger respiration amplitude than those Ss who did not report such feelings. The results suggest that the measures of drift and breathing amplitude might be used as indicators of nausea. The fact that Crampton's (1955) intragastric recordings showed no such relation is discussed, and differences between his and the present experiments are analyzed. The results are interpreted as supporting the validity of the Davis method for recording g.i. activity in research of the present kind. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MOTION SICKNESS, GASTROINTESTINAL SYSTEM), (*EMESIS, GASTROINTESTINAL SYSTEM), PSYCHOPHYSIOLOGY, MUSCLES, RELAXATION(PHYSIOLOGY), RESPIRATION, PERISTALSIS, SEMICIRCULAR CANALS, PROPRIOCEPTION, VESTIBULAR APPARATUS, STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY, RECORDING SYSTEMS, PERCEPTION, ETIOLOGY, AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM

Subject Categories : Psychology
      Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE