PHYSIOLOGIC BASELINE OF ZOOLOGIC SPECIMENS: PHYSIOLOGIC VALUES OF THE NORMAL IMMATURE CHIMPANZEE UNDER RESTRAINT.
Rept. for Feb-Jun 62,
SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX
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The effects of 24-hour restraint on normal physiologic values were studied in a group of eight young chimpanzees. Hourly recordings were made of body temperature, respiration rate, pulse rate, and blood pressure. Urine was collected by an indwelling catheter in increments of 6 hours to determine specific gravity, 24-hour volume, and biochemical assays for creatinine, sodium, potassium, 17-ketosteroids, 17-hydroxycorticosteroids, and total catecholamines. Four blood samples were taken 1 at hour 0 beginning restraint, 2 at the 24th hour which ended restraint, 3 at hour 48, and 4 at hour 192. The effects of restraint plotted over an eight-day period depict fluctuations in the hematogram and serum biochemical values. An effort was made to correlate anxiety during restraint with variations in physiologic values. Most of the parameters under study did fluctuate during restraint and subsequently returned to baseline after release from restraint. Author
- Anatomy and Physiology
- Stress Physiology