Accession Number : AD0742409

Title :   Function of the Organ of Equilibrium and Motion Sickness,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Khilov,K. L.

Report Date : 13 MAR 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 343

Abstract : Motion sickness, or as it used to be called, seasickness, can develop in passengers on any form of transportation when there is angular or linear acceleration which can adequately stimulate vestibular receptors. This sickness is most often observed and is most severe in air and sea travel by persons with heightened excitability of the vestibular analyzer. The monograph presents data on the role of higher sections of the central nervous system in the development of vestibular symptoms which are a form of motion sickness. The report also describes rigorous vestibular tests the author and co-workers developed. These tests are in the form of an otolithic reaction, a test with cumulative otolithic stimulation and study of vestibular sensitivity to Coriolis acceleration, e.e., tests modeling actual situations when traveling in the air. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MOTION SICKNESS, *VESTIBULAR APPARATUS), STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), EAR, PROPRIOCEPTION, SENSE ORGANS, ACCELERATION TOLERANCE, CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, ADAPTATION(PHYSIOLOGY), PHARMACOLOGY, USSR

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE