Accession Number : ADA311482

Title :   Prophylactic Measures for Central Nervous System Oxygen Poisoning in Rest and Exercise.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : PENNSYLVANIA UNIV PHILADELPHIA INST FOR ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE

Personal Author(s) : Lambertsen, C. J. ; Clark, J. M.

PDF Url : ADA311482

Report Date : 31 DEC 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 83

Abstract : Central nervous system oxygen convulsions and decompression sickness are related major hazards of operational self-contained diving. The U.S. Navy imposes limits upon oxygen diving, use of oxygen in other forms of self-contained diving, use of oxygen to improve decompression procedure, and use of oxygen to treat decompression sickness. The need exists to increase safety as well as diving depths and durations, and to increase the scope and effectiveness of all forms of self- contained diving operations. The key to success involves delaying or preventing the occurrence of oxygen-induced convulsions during physical underwater work. This has not been accomplished operationally during the past fifty years of self-contained diving.

Descriptors :   *TOXICITY, *OXYGEN, *EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY), *CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM, *DECOMPRESSION SICKNESS, HAZARDS, SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS, DEPTH, SELF CONTAINED, DIVING, TOLERANCES(PHYSIOLOGY), UNDERWATER, PREVENTIVE MEDICINE, DECOMPRESSION.

Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
      Stress Physiology
      Toxicology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE