Accession Number:

AD0256417

Title:

EFFECTS OF POSTIRRADIATION CHRONIC COLD STRESS ON IRRADIATED RATS

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SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

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Report Date:

1961-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

The present experiment was designed to elucidate the possible role of the adrenal gland in the late-radiation-effects syndrome. Whole-body irradiated, adrenal irradiated, and non-irradiated rats were observed and compared with regard to longevity, body weight, cataract induction, tumor formation, and other delayed manifestations of sublethal irradiation. An attempt was made to accentuate any hypothetic mild adrenal dysfunction that might exist in the post irradiated rats, by planned exposure to a series of environmental stress situations. Systematic exposure of irradiated and control rats to chronic intermittent cold stress was initiated. Results showed there was no significant difference in longevity or time of appearance of external neoplasms when any of the cold stressed groups were compared with their noncold stressed controls. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE