Accession Number : AD0666923

Title :   PHYSIOLOGIC AND BIOCHEMICAL OBSERVATIONS ON THE RHESUS MACACA MULATTA EXPOSED TO OXYGEN-RICH ATMOSPHERES.

Descriptive Note : Rept. for 17 May 64-24 Mar 65,

Corporate Author : SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Ulvedal,Frode ; Brown,H. E.

Report Date : 28 JUN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : Adolescent male rhesus monkeys (Macaca mulatta), weighing 2.9 to 3.4 kg., were exposed to 100% oxygen atmospheres at 258 and 380 mm. Hg pressures for 30 and 22 days, respectively, and the results obtained were compared to the observations made in a ground-level control study using the same chamber system. Physiologic, hematologic, enzymatic, biochemical, and anatomic measurements were obtained throughout the experiments. Several changes and trends were common to all three experiments; however, some were observed only for the oxygen-exposed animals and were dependent on the concentration of oxygen in the atmosphere. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OXYGEN, TOXICITY), HEMATOLOGY, ENZYMES, BODY WEIGHT, BODY TEMPERATURE, BLOOD CHEMISTRY, AEROSPACE MEDICINE

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology
      Toxicology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE