Accession Number : AD0672822
Title : THE EFFECT OF DIFFERENTIAL REARING ENVIRONMENTS ON SELECTED BODY ORGANS OF MACACA MULATTA.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. 6 Oct 67-15 Mar 68,
Corporate Author : FLORIDA PRESBYTERIAN COLL ST PETERSBURG*
Personal Author(s) : Angermeier,W. F. ; Phelps,John B. ; Reynolds,Herbert H.
Report Date : JUL 1968
Pagination or Media Count : 32
Abstract : Twenty-six male rhesus monkeys were sacrificed and organ pathology was completed. The following measures were taken: body weight, brain weight, thymus weight, adrenal weight, brain/body ratio, thymus/body ratio, adrenal/body ratio and gross and microscopic organ pathology. Differences between these measures based upon (1) early rearing experience and (2) shock-induced stress exposure were not significant. Intercorrelations between these measures were also computed; a number of them were found to be significant. Performance on a shock-escape match-to-sample task was found to correlate significantly with brain weight and brain/body ratio. Findings of this study do not agree with results of similar studies conducted on rats. (Author)
Descriptors : (*MONKEYS, CONFINED ENVIRONMENTS), (*CONFINED ENVIRONMENTS, STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY)), BODY WEIGHT, BRAIN, THYMUS, ADRENAL GLANDS, HISTOLOGY, HEART, LIVER, LUNG, GASTROINTESTINAL SYSTEM, CONFINEMENT(PSYCHOLOGY), STATISTICAL ANALYSIS, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES, PATHOLOGY
Subject Categories : Psychology
Anatomy and Physiology
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE