Accession Number : AD0690746

Title :   ACTION OF SELECTED DRUGS ON DECOMPRESSION SICKNESS IN RATS.

Descriptive Note : Research paper,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT TORONTO DOWNSVIEW (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s) : Bennett,Peter B. ; Brock,Allan J.

Report Date : 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : Carbachol, prostigmin, adrenalin, hyoscine, doriden, phenacetin, aspirin, methedrine, megimide, leptazol, alcohol, gamma-aminobutyric acid and thiethylperazine were administered to rats prior to compression with air at 60 ft/min to 400 ft (13 atmospheres absolute) for 1 hour, followed by decompression at 45 ft/min. The animals were observed for 30 mins after decompression and the numbers of rats that died or developed spinal bends were counted. A total of 50 rats were exposed to each of the 13 drugs and also to compression without drugs involving a total of 700 rats. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DECOMPRESSION SICKNESS, *DRUGS), (*CHEMOTHERAPY, DECOMPRESSION SICKNESS), RATS, ALCOHOLS, PARASYMPATHOMIMETIC AGENTS, EPINEPHRINE, SCOPOLAMINE, CANADA

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE