AN EXPLORATORY STUDY OF THE EFFECTS OF A HYPERBARIC ENVIRONMENT ON THE CHIMPANZEE.
Rept. for 28 Nov-11 Dec 65,
AEROMEDICAL RESEARCH LAB (6571ST) HOLLOMAN AFB N MEX
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Two chimpanzees used in six separate tests were exposed to hyperbaric conditions equivalent to 50, 200, and 300 feet of seawater. Pressures were accomplished with compressed air in a dry compression chamber. Both subjects accomplished the dives without apparent physiological damage. Behavioral tasks showed small temporary decrements during extreme pressures, particularly in auditory reaction times. No symptoms of dysbarism or inert gas narcosis were evident. The use of the chimpanzee as a precursor to man in high-pressure research is recommended. Author
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Stress Physiology