A STUDY OF EARLY RADIATION-INDUCED BIOLOGICAL CHANGES AS INDICATORS OF RADIATION INJURY.
FEDERATION OF AMERICAN SOCIETIES FOR EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY BETHESDA MD LIFE SCIENCES RESEARCH OFFICE
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The study is a part of a broad review of current research on the biological effects of radiation to explore the possibility of developing improved treatment measures. Prompt diagnosis of the radiation-induced injury is important in prognosis and the military use of these clinical judgements will determine the immediate future role of the soldier. The scope of the study included the use of physical dosimetry early clinical manifestations of radiation-induced emesis radiation-induced cytological changes in the testes urinary constituents as predictors of radiation injury hematologic changes serum iron levels as indicators of hematopoietic dysfunction or injury etiocholanolone in estimating bone marrow granulocyte reserves total protein-bound neutral hexoses in the plasma as related to radiation sensitivity effects of radiation on detoxification enzymes, drug metabolism, and biochemical changes and chromosome aberrations as indices of radiation injury. Author