Accession Number : AD0464714


Title :   CHANGES IN CS137 RETENTION AND ROUTES OF ELIMINATION AS EFFECTED BY EXTERNAL FACTORS


Corporate Author : ARMY MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB FORT KNOX KY


Personal Author(s) : McPeak, Dailey W ; Lodde, Gordon M ; Parr, Wordie H


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/464714.pdf


Report Date : 07 Jan 1965


Pagination or Media Count : 23


Abstract : Investigations were made to determine the roles that cold and X- irradiation played upon the biological half time of Cesium-137 in rats. Partial and whole-body X-irradiation increased the biological half-time of Cesium-137 while cold with the associated increased food consumption and fluid exchange decreased the biological half-time. Analysis of fecal and urine outputs showed that increased diuresis does not invariably facilitate Cesium-137 excretion. The possible roles of food ingestion and fecal outputs were discussed.


Descriptors :   *CESIUM , *RADIOBIOLOGY , *EXCRETION , TEMPERATURE , VOLUME , METABOLISM , FOOD , RADIOACTIVE ISOTOPES , PARTIAL BODY IRRADIATION , HALF LIFE , WHOLE BODY IRRADIATION , RADIATION EFFECTS , URINE , CONSUMPTION , RATS , WATER


Subject Categories : Radiobiology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE