Neurophysiological Investigation of Inert Gas Effects on the Central Nervous System.
Final rept. 1 May 69-28 Feb 73,
OCEAN SYSTEMS INC TARRYTOWN N Y
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The program had as its general objective the neurophysiological assessment of the stresses of the gaseous environment encountered in diving. Prominent factors were felt to be those due to ultrahigh pressures, especially following rapid compression, and inert gas narcosis. Major accomplishments were the detailed delineation of the slight narcotic properties of neon at partial pressures as great as 20 atmospheres, both in saturation and following rapid compression, and the exploration of a new technique somatic evoked responses for studying such phenomena.
- Stress Physiology