Accession Number : AD0695770

Title :   EFFECT OF MIXED GAMMA-NEUTRON RADIATIONS ON PLASMA AND URINE AMINO ACID LEVELS IN THE RAT,

Corporate Author : ARMED FORCES RADIOBIOLOGY RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD

Personal Author(s) : Roderick,U. -R ; Strike,T. A.

Report Date : SEP 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 25

Abstract : Approximately 27 acid or neutral and 13 basic amino acids and metabolites were quantified in plasma and urine of Sprague-Dawley rats 24, 48, and 72 hours after 740- to 10,000-rad doses of mixed gamma-neutron radiations. None of the postirradiation alterations in the plasma concentrations and urinary excretion rates of these compounds has any value as a biological dosimeter or indicator of radiation damage in the dose range investigated. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*RADIATION EFFECTS, *AMINO ACIDS), (*RATS, RADIATION EFFECTS), METABOLISM, BLOOD PLASMA, URINE, GAMMA RAYS, RADIATION DOSAGE, CONCENTRATION(CHEMISTRY), WHOLE BODY IRRADIATION, BLOOD CHEMISTRY, NEUTRONS, PATHOLOGY

Subject Categories : Radiobiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE