Accession Number:

AD0678034

Title:

ENDOCRINE-METABOLIC EFFECTS OF TRANSATLANTIC HELICOPTER FLIGHT.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jun-Dec 67,

Corporate Author:

SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Report Date:

1968-08-01

Pagination or Media Count:

17.0

Abstract:

Endocrine-metabolic appraisal was made by means of urinalysis for all participants two crews of 5 men each in the first nonstop, transatlantic helicopter flight. Serial urine specimens were analyzed for epinephrine, norepinephrine, 17-hydroxycorticosteroids 17-OHCS, urea, creatinine, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium, and sodium. Nonspecific stress was evident, as flight caused a 143 gain in epinephrine, a 25 gain in urea, and a 51 reduction in the norepinephrineepinephrine ratio. It also modified the circadian trends for 17-OHCS and phosphorus. The interindividual endocrine-metabolic variability was high. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE