Accession Number : AD0858322

Title :   An Experimental Study of Shock Effects on Surface and Subsurface Organisms,

Corporate Author : FREDERIC BURK FOUNDATION RESEARCH CENTER SAN FRANCISCO CA

Personal Author(s) : Newcombe, Curtis L.

Report Date : 01 JUN 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 282

Abstract : Laboratory and field experiments have been conducted to determine the kinds and magnitude of the responses of selected organisms to relatively low levels of shock. Special attention has been given to refinements in physical methods of producing needed levels and types of shock pulses for evaluating biological effects data. Also, an accessory microscope unit and a new technique for hematological studies have been developed for studying hemolymph under somewhat equivalent in vivo conditions. Morphological, hematological, biochemical, physiological, and developmental changes in a variety of terrestrial and some aquatic organisms have been observed and quantified. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*NUCLEAR EXPLOSIONS, SOILS), (*SOILS, INVERTEBRATES), (*INVERTEBRATES, SHOCK(PATHOLOGY)), DETONATION WAVES, SHOCK(MECHANICS), STIMULATION(PHYSIOLOGY), THRESHOLDS(PHYSIOLOGY), BODY FLUIDS, HEMATOLOGY, HISTOLOGY, TISSUES(BIOLOGY), BIOCHEMISTRY, RESPIRATORY SYSTEM, STRESS(PHYSIOLOGY).

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE