Accession Number:

AD0734779

Title:

Body Weight variation in Primates Exposed to 55-Mev Protons.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jan 65-Sep 71,

Corporate Author:

SCHOOL OF AEROSPACE MEDICINE BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

Sham-exposed controls and 55-Mev-proton irradiated primates have been periodically weighed for 7 years following whole-body surface exposure. The primates exposed at the 400- and 600-rad levels have smaller body wieghts than the age- and sex-matched control primates. This finding indicates a possible chronic radiation effect. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Radiobiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE