Accession Number : AD0806411

Title :   THE URINARY EXCRETION OF 17-KETOSTEROIDS BY MEN UNDER FIELD CONDITIONS IN EXTREME COLD,

Corporate Author : ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY

Personal Author(s) : Osgood, L. E. ; Zimmerman, W. J. ; King, E. W. ; Diffley, G. H.

Report Date : 27 OCT 1949

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : Tests were conducted to determine the excretion of 17-ketosteroids on a group of seven subjects participating in two bivouac exercises, first under conditions of a temperate climate, and later under arctic conditions, which were so designed as to be similar except for the factor of extreme cold. When the excretion of 17-ketosteroids by seven healthy soldiers under field conditions in a temperate climate was compared with their excretion of these substances under field conditions in extreme cold, no significant changes were noted. The determination of the excretion of 17-ketosteroids in the urine did not indicate a stress due to cold under the circumstances described in this report.

Descriptors :   (*URINE, STEROIDS), KETONES, EXCRETION, COLD WEATHER TESTS, STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY), ARMY RESEARCH, MEDICAL RESEARCH, DIURNAL VARIATIONS.

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE