Accession Number:

AD0493448

Title:

PERFORMANCE STUDIES ON ANIMALS EXPOSED TO EXTERNAL RADIATION. I. SOME EFFECTS OF SUBLETHAL TOTAL BODY IRRADIATION UPON THE PERFORMANCE OF EXHAUSTIVE SWIMMING TESTS.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RADIOLOGICAL DEFENSE LAB SAN FRANCISCO CA

Report Date:

1949-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

The ability of rats to perform standardized exhaustive swimming tests was decreased greatly by total body irradiation with 600r of x-rays. Animals which survived nine weeks or longer after irradiation regained their initial performance ability. The stress of repeated physical performance caused a 50 percent mortality among irradiated swimmers while 100 percent of irradiated non-swimming animals survived. Some correlative alternations in body weight and test performance are analyzed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Radiobiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE