Accession Number : AD0764146

Title :   A Study of Opportunities for Research on Motion Sickness.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : FEDERATION OF AMERICAN SOCIETIES FOR EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY BETHESDA MD LIFE SCIENCES RESEARCH OFFICE

Personal Author(s) : Fisher,Kenneth D. ; Carr,C. Jelleff

Report Date : JUN 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 92

Abstract : The study was undertaken to review work in this field and to identify new approaches to an understanding of the fundamental causes of motion sickness. It includes a brief overview of present research and suggests possible applications of advances in a number of biomedical disciplines that provide opportunities for research. The study discusses the lack of a universally accepted definition of motion sickness, the need to investigate specific stimuli that evoke motion sickness, opportunities for studies on the anatomy and physiology of the vestibular apparatus of animals and man, and how evolving knowledge of the neurochemistry of the central and autonomic nervous systems may be applicable to understanding some basic considerations of motion sickness. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   (*MOTION SICKNESS, MEDICAL RESEARCH), ETIOLOGY, VESTIBULAR APPARATUS, NERVOUS SYSTEM, END ORGANS, PHYSIOLOGY, STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), BIOCHEMISTRY

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE