Accession Number:

AD0627862

Title:

EFFECTS OF RADIATION ON SOME SERUM ENZYMES AND TRACE ELEMENTS IN LARGE ANIMALS

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. 1 Apr 1962-7 Jun 1965

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB NM

Report Date:

1966-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

40.0

Abstract:

This report summarizes the results of determinations of serum zinc, copper, malic dehydrogenase MDH, lactic dehydrogenase LDH, glutamic- oxalacetic transaminase SGOT, and glutamic-pyruvic transaminase SGPT in large mammals following various types and doses of radiation. The principal subjects were mature sheep although beagle dogs and miniature swine were also used. The radiation sources were a cobalt-60 teletherapy unit, a 250-kvp X-ray therapy unit, and a Godiva II pulsed fission-spectrum neutron reactor. Results indicate that the quantity and type of irradiation received by these animals cannot be determined from these parameters.

Subject Categories:

  • Biochemistry
  • Radiobiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE