Accession Number : AD0690747

Title :   EFFECTS OF HYPERBARIC NITROGEN AND OXYGEN ON AUDITORY EVOKED RESPONSES IN MAN.

Descriptive Note : Research paper,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE RESEARCH ESTABLISHMENT TORONTO DOWNSVIEW (ONTARIO)

Personal Author(s) : Bennett,Peter B. ; Ackles,Kenneth N. ; Cripps,Valerie J.

Report Date : 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 5

Abstract : The auditory evoked response (AER) is examined as a measure of narcosis induced at depth in diving personnel. Experimental AER data were obtained using electrodes attached to the scalps of experienced divers by computer averaging techniques. It is concluded that the AER technique affords a reliable and reproducible measure of narcosis. The AER decrement with oxygen is discussed in relation to conduction deficiencies in the human brain and convulsions due to hyperbaric oxygen. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*DIVING, ANESTHESIA), (*AUDITORY PERCEPTION, ANESTHESIA), RESPIRATION, CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, RARE GASES, AUDITORY SIGNALS, ELECTROENCEPHALOGRAPHY

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE