Accession Number : AD0750499

Title :   The Functional State of the Visual and Vestibular Analyzers of Those Who Work with Small Doses of Ionizing Emissions,

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Medvedovskaya,Ts. P. ; Shepelev,V. N.

Report Date : 02 AUG 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 9

Abstract : A study of 199 persons working with the VVP-M research reactor integral operator dose 15 to 20 rem is reported. No significant changes in functional state of the visual and vestibular analyzers were detected. Reversible changes such as reduced sensitivity to red and green, enlarged blind spot, depression of vestibular function, and reduced size and altered blood pressure in vessels of the fundus oculi reflect changes in the functional state of the higher nervous system, and of the cerebral cortex in particular. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*VISION, RADIATION EFFECTS), (*VESTIBULAR APPARATUS, RADIATION EFFECTS), OPHTHALMOLOGY, NERVOUS SYSTEM, BRAIN, CEREBRAL CORTEX, RADIATION DOSAGE, OPTIC NERVE, NUCLEAR REACTORS, BLOOD PRESSURE, EYE, USSR

Subject Categories : Radiobiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE