Accession Number:

AD0650336

Title:

PROTECTION THROUGH PARABIOSIS AGAINST THE LETHAL EFFECTS OF LARGE X-RAY EXPOSURE DOSES,

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Corporate Author:

NAVAL RADIOLOGICAL DEFENSE LAB SAN FRANCISCO CALIF

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Report Date:

1967-02-17

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

Parabiotic rat pairs with a skin-vascular anastomosis were used to test whether shielding of one member of the pair would protect the irradiated partner against very large exposure doses of x-rays 1200-2400 R. With exception of the lowest does, all unshielded, irradiated pairs or single irradiated animals died before 5 days had elapsed. In contrast, irradiated rats that had a shielded parabiont partner survived the 5-day period and many survived beyond 30 days. This is interpreted as protection against the acute intestinal death that normally occurs in the dose range investigated. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Radiobiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE