Accession Number:

AD0636911

Title:

PHYSIOLOGIC EFFECTS OF AN 18-HOUR FLIGHT IN F-4C AIRCRAFT.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept., 1 Dec 64-23 Aug 65.

Corporate Author:

SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Report Date:

1966-04-11

Pagination or Media Count:

15.0

Abstract:

Physiologic assessment was performed by means of postflight urinalysis for 8 pilots who flew F-4C aircraft for 18 hours. Flight effects were neither numerous nor of large magnitude, nor were the pilots unduly fatigued. The flight-induced, physiologic changes included 1 increased 17-hydroxycorticosteroid excretion, which implies adrenocortical stimulation, and 2 decreased excretion of uric acid, potassium, and urine, which suggests metabolic depression. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE