Accession Number : AD0753511

Title :   Vestibular Reactions (Methods of Study and the Effects of Various Environmental Factors),

Corporate Author : FOREIGN TECHNOLOGY DIV WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO

Personal Author(s) : Grigorev,Yu. G. ; Farber,Yu. V. ; Volokhova,N. A.

Report Date : 15 SEP 1972

Pagination or Media Count : 232

Abstract : The monograph gives information on the quantitative characteristics and reactivity of the vestibular analyzer and describes the nature of the functional connection between the intensity of vestibular reactions and the values of various parameters of the adequate stimulus (force, duration) for the nonauditory portion of the labyrinth. A special section contains data on the nature of the organism's reactions, adaptation peculiarities and change in the sensitivity and reactivity of the vestibular analyzer during a prolonged (up to 15 days) periodically occurring effect of the Coriolis forces. Analyzed is the symptom complex of motion sickness occurring after a man spends a certain time in a rotating room. The essence of this study, in addition to the overall physiological value, lies in the prospect of creating artificial gravitation on board spacecrafts. Examined are materials on the effect of a series of other factors of environment and, primarily, the ionizing radiation on the vestibular analyzer. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*VESTIBULAR APPARATUS, CORIOLIS EFFECT), (*RADIATION EFFECTS, VESTIBULAR APPARATUS), STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), MOTION SICKNESS, SENSITIVITY, STABILITY, RADIATION DOSAGE, AEROSPACE MEDICINE, USSR

Subject Categories : Radiobiology
      Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE