Accession Number:

AD0425859

Title:

BIOCHEMICAL RESPONSE OF IMMATURE CHIMPANZEES TO SEVERE ENVIRONMENTAL STRESS,

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WORCESTER FOUNDATION FOR EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY SHREWSBURY MA

Report Date:

1963-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

74.0

Abstract:

The effects of various conditions of restraint, temperature and humidity on biochemical values in the urine and plasma of immature chimpanzees have been studies. Determinations have been performed on samples obtained in seven experiments from four animals before and after they had been subjected to g forces by centrifugation. Samples obtained from a chimpanzee before, during and after an orbital flight have been analyzed and compared with those of the backup or control animal. To examine the effects of conditions in an Advanced Biomedical Capsule developed by Lockheed, urine and plasma samples were obtained from an animal before, during and after an environmental test in the capsule. The stress involved in a Temporal Delay Task has been assessed by examination of plasma samples. The data have been presented in terms of parameters delineating acid-base balance, nitrogen metabolism, sympathico-adrenal and pituitary-adrenal responses. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE