Accession Number : AD0700783

Title :   PATHOLOGY IN RATS EXPLOSIVELY DECOMPRESSED TO HIGH ALTITUDES.

Descriptive Note : Memorandum rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR TECHNICAL SERVICE COMMAND WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO AERO MEDICAL LAB

Personal Author(s) : Wilson,J. W.

Report Date : 12 AUG 1947

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : The report describes the pathological changes observed in rats that were explosively decompressed to high altitudes. These observations were made on the non-surviving and sacrificed surviving animals dealt with in the Yale Aeromedical Research Unit Report No. 56. In the latter, a relationship of duration of respiration and circulation to decompression altitude was determined, the cause of death at extreme altitude was established and the chances of survival following recompression at free fall rate immediately after decompression was indicated. The tissue damage in these same animals, as found in post-mortem examinations, their relationship to decompression altitude and degree and rate of recovery in survivors are considered. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HIGH ALTITUDE, PATHOLOGY), RATS, HISTOLOGY, RESPIRATION, TISSUES(BIOLOGY), DECOMPRESSION SICKNESS, MORTALITY RATES, RECOVERY, HEMORRHAGE, BUBBLES

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE