Accession Number : ADA017748

Title :   Nitrous Oxide and Tremor.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : NAVY EXPERIMENTAL DIVING UNIT PANAMA CITY FLA

Personal Author(s) : Carter,R. C. ; Mewha,M. K. ; Lash,L. E.

Report Date : 30 SEP 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : Standing steadiness and postural tremor were measured for seven subjects while breathing nitrous oxide. Concentrations of nitrous oxide were twelve, eighteen, twenty-nine, and thirty-four percent. Measurements were also made while subjects breathed pure oxygen and air. Nitrous oxide affected neither frequency spectrum nor magnitude of postural tremor. Standing unsteadiness increased exponentially with nitrous oxide dosage. Subjects tended to correct their balance more often as the concenttration of nitrous oxide was increased. Approximate equivalent dosages of hyperbaric air and nitrous oxide are shown.

Descriptors :   *Nitrous oxide, *Narcosis, *Toxicity, Nervous system diseases, Posture(Physiology), Dosage, Hyperbaric conditions, Nitrogen, Stress(Physiology)

Subject Categories : Stress Physiology
      Toxicology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE