ENDOCRINE-METABOLIC EFFECTS OF TRANSATLANTIC HELICOPTER FLIGHT.
Final rept. Jun-Dec 67,
SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX
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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
- Stress Physiology