Accession Number : AD0766298

Title :   Neurophysiological Investigation of Inert Gas Effects on the Central Nervous System.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 May 69-28 Feb 73,

Corporate Author : OCEAN SYSTEMS INC TARRYTOWN N Y

Personal Author(s) : Langley,Theodore D.

Report Date : 25 APR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 14

Abstract : The program had as its general objective the neurophysiological assessment of the stresses of the gaseous environment encountered in diving. Prominent factors were felt to be those due to ultrahigh pressures, especially following rapid compression, and inert gas narcosis. Major accomplishments were the detailed delineation of the slight narcotic properties of neon at partial pressures as great as 20 atmospheres, both in saturation and following rapid compression, and the exploration of a new technique (somatic evoked responses) for studying such phenomena.

Descriptors :   (*RARE GASES, *CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM), BRAIN, HIGH PRESSURE, DIVING

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE