Accession Number : AD0775935

Title :   Research on Compression.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Dec 71-31 Dec 73,


Personal Author(s) : Powell,Michael R. ; Hamilton,Robert W. , Jr. ; Kenyon,David J.

Report Date : 27 FEB 1974

Pagination or Media Count : 21

Abstract : The report describes work and results of studies made to determine similarities and differences of helium and neon as breathing gases for diving, studies into the etiology of decompression sickness, and premonitory methods for its detection. The authors have investigated in vivo nitrogen and helium uptake and elimination in rat and rabbit leg muscle by mass spectrometry, ultrasound techniques, and gas bubble distributions in the major vessels of rats following helium or nitrogen diving. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Decompression sickness, *Hyperbaric conditions, Gas analysis, Etiology, Neon, Helium, Stress(Physiology), Diving, Ultrasonics, Experimental data, Laboratory animals, Mass spectrometry, In vivo analysis, Nitrogen, Muscles, Bubbles, Blood vessels

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE