Accession Number:

AD0425970

Title:

THE INCIDENCE OF PHYSIOLOGICAL SYMPTOMS IN HEALTHY MEN AFTER EXPOSURE TO RAPID DECOMPRESSION TO 43,000 FEET SIMULATED ALTITUDE,

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NAVAL SCHOOL OF AVIATION MEDICINE PENSACOLA FLA

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Report Date:

1963-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

Physiojogical symptoms following rapid decompression have been reported to differ from those symptoms noted after slow decompression. An attempt has been made to quantitate these differences with the use of heajthy young male subjects and to quantitate as well the physiological symptoms which cause premature descent from altitude. The quantitative differences in symptomatology were not conclusive. The types of symptoms in order of occurence and severity were gastro-intestinal gas pain, aeroembolism, and middle ear pain. Because of the high rate of premature descents necessary under the experimental aonditions, it was concluded that there is a possible danger to pilots flying at such altitudes in fighter type aircraft. 9author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE