Accession Number : AD0743330

Title :   Lesions of the Nervous System in Decompression Sickness,

Corporate Author : DEFENCE RESEARCH INFORMATION CENTRE ORPINGTON (ENGLAND)

Personal Author(s) : Elinskii,M. P.

Report Date : MAY 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : Of all the pathological conditions brought about by the effects of anomalous conditions in the surrounding air media, the most serious is the disease associated with rapid reduction of the atmospheric pressure. Such diseases are termed decompression sickness. Where there is considerable and rapid reduction of pressure, the gases dissolved in the blood and tissue separate out in the form of bubbles and form vascular embolisms and local affection of the tissue. Such sickness is encountered in ascents to high altitudes (above 8000 m), caisson work, diving operations, deep diving sport, pressure chamber research, etc. Affection of the nervous system is one of the most serious complications, and is important as a symptom of decompression sickness. Several characteristic features of the clinic course of the illness which is accompanied by affection of the nervous system are described.

Descriptors :   (*DECOMPRESSION SICKNESS, *NERVOUS SYSTEM), BAROMETRIC PRESSURE, PATHOLOGY, VESTIBULAR APPARATUS, SENSE ORGANS, BRAIN, BLOOD CIRCULATION, EMBOLISM, THERAPY, USSR

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Stress Physiology

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