PHYSIOLOGICAL STATUS OF MEN SUBJECTED TO PROLONGED CONFINEMENT.
Final rept. Feb 63-Feb 65,
AEROSPACE MEDICAL RESEARCH LABS WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OHIO
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To determine if confinement of men resulted in physiological changes, 12 men in groups of 4 each were confined for 28 consecutive days. During this time, daily measurements of ECG, EEG, blood pressure, respiration, and oral temperature were made. Oxygen consumption and carbon dioxide production were measured daily on four subjects for 6 days before and for 6 days following confinement as well as three times weekly during confinement. With eight subjects, the same measurements were made before, during, and following exercise on a bicycle ergometer at a rate causing the subject to expend an average of 70 additional kcal per hour above resting values. The same metabolic measurements were made on four subjects 2.5 hours postprandial. The metabolic responses to confinement as well as exercise during confinement were measured. In general, there were no significant measured physiological changes from pretest control values resulting from prolonged confinement. Author
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