Accession Number:

AD0272336

Title:

AN ELECTRON MICROSCOPIC STUDY OF ACUTE RADIATION INJURY OF THE RAT BRAIN

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SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

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Report Date:

1961-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

1.0

Abstract:

Radiation-induced central nervous system injury in the rat was studied by electron microscopic technics. Lesions were observed in cells which appeared unchanged with only light microscopic examination. Changes in the nuclear membrane could be seen rapidly after 15,000 r of Co60 gamma radiation were administered. Lesions of the cytoplasmic organelles and other cerebral structures were also visualized. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE