Accession Number:

AD0408902

Title:

EFFECTS OF COBALT-60 IRRADIATION TO THE REGION OF THE BRAIN OF THE BURRO. CLINICAL SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE SPECIAL WEAPONS CENTER KIRTLAND AFB NM

Report Date:

1963-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

24.0

Abstract:

Seven burros received 600r and four burros 200r of gamma rays from a bilateral cobalt-60 source to the region of the brain. Each burro had a paired control that was sham-irradiated. The principal target was the brain. Six out of seven burros receiving 600r died in the terminal phase of the hyperacute radiation syndrome. The animals that received 200r showed a few transient abnormal neurological signs. Irradiated burros exhibited abnormal neurological signs at relatively low doses of radiation to the region of the brain when compared to other irradiated mammalian species.

Subject Categories:

  • Radiobiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE