Accession Number : AD0686671

Title :   THE EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL AT THREE SIMULATED AIRCRAFT CABIN CONDITIONS,

Corporate Author : CIVIL AEROMEDICAL INST OKLAHOMA CITY OKLA

Personal Author(s) : Higgins,E. Arnold ; Davis,Audie W. , Jr. ; Vaughan,John A. ; Funkhouser,Gordon E. ; Galerston,Elinore M.

Report Date : SEP 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 17

Abstract : In a study of 54 human subjects using three alcohol consumption levels and three simulated cabin conditions it was found that alcohol caused an increase in heart rate and an increase in skin temperature. Internal body temperature was lower with alcohol but did increase as blood alcohol levels decreased. The performance tests used apparently were not critical enough to detect differences due to single influences. Blood alcohol determinations for subjects receiving the high level of alcohol yielded significantly higher levels of blood alcohol for subjects at 20,000 ft. than at the other altitudes. However, the readings at 20,000 ft. were not significantly different than readings obtained at the other altitudes for subjects receiving the lower dose of alcohol.

Descriptors :   (*ETHANOLS, INGESTION(PHYSIOLOGY)), (*AVIATION PERSONNEL, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN)), AIRCRAFT CABINS, SIMULATION, LOW ALTITUDE, HIGH ALTITUDE, ALTITUDE CHAMBERS, INSTRUMENTATION, REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY), OXYGEN, BLOOD ANALYSIS, CONCENTRATION(CHEMISTRY), SKIN(ANATOMY), TEMPERATURE, BODY TEMPERATURE, RESPIRATION, PULSE RATE, BLOOD PRESSURE

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE