Accession Number : ADP002096

Title :   Changes in Thermoregulatory Behavior during Microwave Irradiation,

Corporate Author : JOHN B PIERCE FOUNDATION LAB NEW HAVEN CONN

Personal Author(s) : Adair,E. R.

Report Date : OCT 1981

Pagination or Media Count : 20

Abstract : Voluntary behavioral action is an organism's first defense against exogenous thermal challenge. Endotherms and ectotherms alike use behavioral strategies whenever possible to counteract inhospitable alterations in the exchange of thermal energy between their bodies and the environment. Responses as diverse as the thermotropisms of unicellular organisms and the complex behavior-plus-technology of man's lunar walk share a common purpose--that of providing a hospitable microclimate so that the internal body temperature may be regulated with precision at a characteristic acteristic (neutral) level. For ectothermic species, these behaviors represent most of the thermoregulatory response available to the organism. For endothermic species, these behaviors represent most of the thermoregulatory response available to the organism. For endothermic species, these behaviors ensure minimal involvement of innate mechanisms of heat production and heat loss during thermoregulation, thus conserving the body's energy stores and water.

Descriptors :   *Microwaves, *Temperature control, *Radiation effects, Symposia, Physiological effects, Irradiation, Exposure(Physiology), Monkeys, Rats, Radiation dosage

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE