Accession Number : AD0046966


Title :   THE EFFECTS OF INGESTION OF LARGE DOSES OF RADIOACTIVE ELEMENTS ON THE ALIMENTARY CANAL (INCLUDING MOUTH, TEETH AND PERIODONTAL STRUCTURES AND OTHER VITAL ORGANS)


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY


Personal Author(s) : BECKS, HERMANN ; MYERS, HOWARD M


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/046966.pdf


Report Date : 30 Sep 1954


Pagination or Media Count : 12


Abstract : The general purpose of this study was to study the effects of ingested radioactive substances on the gastrointestinal tract in general and the oral region in particular. More specifically it was deisred to determine whether lesions similar to those reported found in the stomach and intestine could be discerned in the mouth. A further purpose was to analyze the effects of local irradiation of the G. I. tract without the presence of an appreciable external irradiating source. In view of the plan to irradiate locally the alimentary canal it was also deemed worthwhile to analyze the effects of such irradiation on the thymus, spleen and adrenals which are so intimately concerned with stress.


Descriptors :   *RADIATION EFFECTS , *RADIATION INJURIES , RADIOACTIVITY , IRRADIATION , INTESTINES , RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES , ORAL INTAKE , LESIONS , SPLEEN , ORGANS(ANATOMY) , MOUTH , TEETH , LABORATORY ANIMALS , GASTROINTESTINAL SYSTEM , STOMACH , ADRENAL GLANDS , THYMUS , RATS , DOSAGE


Subject Categories : Radiobiology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE