Accession Number : AD0759565

Title :   Physiological Performance Related to Multiple Stresses Such as Those Experienced in the Air Force Operations.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV SANTA BARBARA INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL STRESS

Personal Author(s) : Horvath,Steven M.

Report Date : APR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : The basic studies have been concerned with altitude stress, ambient environmental stress, endocrine interrelationships, exercise stress, and the physiological alterations and adjustments to hemorrhagic shock. To determine more adequately psychological and physiological responses new techniques were developed. The most exciting developments involved the determination of catecholamines in nanogram quantities and the measurement of cortisol by a radioimmunological procedure. Much of the value of this research will be forthcoming in studies presently underway where we will have gained additional insight into problems facing men flying with so-called low levels of hypoxic stress. However, adaptive phenomena occur even at these levels and the utilization of this beneficial adjustment to problems of flyers will be of importance. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*HIGH ALTITUDE, STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY)), (*STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), *PILOTS), ADAPTATION(PHYSIOLOGY), AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, ENDOCRINE GLANDS, HYPOXIA, CORTICOSTEROID AGENTS, BIOCHEMISTRY, PHYSIOLOGY, STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY)

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE