A Compression-Decompression Schedule for Producing Dysbaric Stress in Mature Rats
Medical research progress rept. no. 2
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A need arose to develop a compression-decompression table that would insure a proper degree of severe decompression stress in rats. Severe decompression stress has been defined as that stress which is neither safe, allowing complete 100 survival, nor excessively hazardous explosive resulting in a 90-100 death rate within one hour post-surfacing. By these criteria, then a 66 survival rate documents severe decompression. This report details a schedule with 72 minutes of chamber time which will routinely produce severe decompression stress in rats. This schedule was employed as a model for study of the effects of decompression accidents which may be encountered by human divers.
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