Accession Number:

AD0684193

Title:

NEUROLOGICAL SEQUELAE OF PROLONGED DECOMPRESSION,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

FMA INC EL SEGUNDO CALIF*

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1967-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

8.0

Abstract:

The physiological effects of prolonged decompressions, which simulate the loss of cabin pressure resulting from small structural failures in the cabin of a transport aircraft operating at high altitude have been studied in the baboon Papio cynocephalus. Three profiles were investigated which simulated decompressions arising from 4 in, 6 in and 8 in diameter defects in a cabin of a hypothetical aircraft. The nature and significance of the neurological disturbances following these decompressions are discussed. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE