Accession Number:

AD0285937

Title:

EFFECTS OF DEPLETION OF SOME PHYSIOLOGICAL SUBSTANCES ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF ACUTE RADIATION SICKNESS

Descriptive Note:

Annual progress rept. 1 Sep 1961-1 Sep 1962

Corporate Author:

CALIFORNIA UNIV SAN FRANCISCO MEDICAL CENTER

Report Date:

1962-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

A preliminary study has been made of the effects of whole body exposure to penetrating ionizing radiation X-rays, 400 rads on blood end tissue levels of ascorbic, dehydro-ascorbic and diketo-gulonic acid. This was undertaken to test the hypothesis that the rapid oxidation of ascorbic acid to its dehydro-ascorbic form may be responsible for radiobiological damage.

Subject Categories:

  • Radiobiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE