Accession Number:

AD0420258

Title:

THE EFFECT OF SEX ON THE G TOLERANCE OF RATS,

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NAVAL AIR DEVELOPMENT CENTER JOHNSVILLE PA AVIATION MEDICAL ACCELERATION LAB

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Report Date:

1963-08-23

Pagination or Media Count:

10.0

Abstract:

Three groups of rats were tested on the centrifuge at 20 positive G to ascertain what effect sex might have on the G tolerance of rats. The three groups were 1 an experimental group of 50 female rats of about 4-12 months of age at time of centrifugation, 2 a control group of 50 male rats of the same age and 3 a control group of 85 male rats of about the same weight as the female experimental group. The experiment was performed to determine any differences between 1 female and male rats of the same age, 2 female and male rats of the same weight, 3 female rats in the estrous as opposed to the diestrous phase of the estrus cycle and 4 female rats in the estrous or diestrous phase as compared to male rats of the same age or same weight. No significant differences were noted between the groups. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE