Accession Number : AD0819342

Title :   HEMATOLOGICAL RESPONSES IN SHEEP FOLLOWING PULSED FISSION-SPECTRUM NEUTRON RADIATION.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. Apr 62-Mar 67,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB N MEX

Personal Author(s) : VON Hazmburg,Romulus S.

Report Date : AUG 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : Complete blood counts were performed periodically for 60 days on subjects exposed total-body to pulsed fission-spectrum neutron radiation. Thirty-two subjects were exposed to 4 different doses bilaterally, and forty were exposed to 5 doses given to the right side. Platelet counts of those exposed bilaterally were somewhat dose related; the higher the dose, the greater the count depression and the greater the subsequent overshoot of pre-irradiation level. Lymphocyte counts within the first 3 post-irradiation days were more greatly depressed in the subjects irradiated on the right side only. This finding might be related to the blood volume contained in the liver.

Descriptors :   (*WHOLE BODY IRRADIATION, RADIATION INJURIES), MAMMALS, FISSION NEUTRONS, BLOOD ANALYSIS, BLOOD PLATELETS, LYMPHOCYTES, PARTIAL BODY IRRADIATION, HEMATOLOGY, RADIATION DOSAGE, LETHAL DOSAGE

Subject Categories : Radiobiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE