Accession Number:

AD0604596

Title:

THE EFFECTS OF CORIOLIS ACCELERATION DURING ZERO GRAVITY FLIGHT ON CERTAIN HEMATOLOGICAL AND URINARY PARAMETERS IN NORMAL AND LABYRINTHINE DEFECTIVE SUBJECTS.

Descriptive Note:

Joint research rept. no. 2,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SCHOOL OF AVIATION MEDICINE PENSACOLA FLA

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Report Date:

1964-05-19

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

When normal subjects were exposed to repetitive, zero gravity, parabolic flight, significant increases in neutrophils, eosinophils, and urinary 17-hydroxycorticosteroids occurred as indicators of stress. In similar experiments when Coriolis acceleration was additionally imposed during zero gravity, much greater stress was indicated by the same measurements. Subjects with meningitis-derived labyrinthine defects did not respond in a similar manner. It is concluded that functionally intact vestibular organs must be present to activate the hypothalmic-pituitaryadrenal axis in abnormal G environment. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE