Accession Number:

AD0705045

Title:

EFFECTS OF NITROGEN TRIFLUORIDE ON CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM OF RATS,

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Corporate Author:

SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

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Report Date:

1970-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

13.0

Abstract:

Rats were exposed for 1 minute to tracheal inhalation of nitrogen trifluoride NF3 gas to determine its toxic effects upon the cardiovascular system. These rats had a definite decrease in diastolic pressure, systolic pressure, and heart rate. Similarly, rats that prebreathed oxygen for 5 minutes before exposure had the same changes in the cardiovascular system as those breathing only NF3. However, animals which inhaled oxygen for 5 minutes immediately after exposure to NF3 showed a temporary increase in diastolic pressure, systolic pressure, and heart rate. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Toxicology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE