Accession Number:

AD0270590

Title:

DEMYELINATING LESIONS AND FOCAL VASCULAR LESIONS IN THE CEREBRAL WHITE MATTER OF NORMAL AND IRRADIATED MONKEYS (MACACA MULATTA)

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SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

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Report Date:

1961-09-01

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1.0

Abstract:

The brains of irradiated and nonirradiated monkeys that died spontaneously were examined systematically. The severity of demyelinating disease and of focal vascular disease of white matter was estimated. Data on incidence and severity of these diseases as a function of age are presented. These diseases are found only in postpubertal monkeys and increase in incidence with aging. Prior irradiation may cause an increase in the incidence of demyelinating disease in older animals, but no effect was noted in the incidence of focal vascular disease of white matter. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE