Accession Number:

AD0777290

Title:

Physiological Adjustments to Environmental Factors,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

INDIANA UNIV BLOOMINGTON DEPT OF ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1973-08-31

Pagination or Media Count:

49.0

Abstract:

The report summarizes investigations in the following areas--temperature regulation in primates, mathematical modeling of pulmonary compliance and resistance, regulation of blood glucose in man during exercise, and microvascular blood flow dynamics in skeletal muscle. Data gathered during the period indicate that physiological control of evaporative heat loss due to sweating in the resting Rhesus monkey is similar to that found in resting man. Experimental evidence to date indicates the Rhesus can serve as an adequate thermoregulatory model for experiments which cannot be performed on man. A least squares parameter identification has been used to assess nonlinear aspects of the mechanical properties of isolated lung and to study the affects of chronic elevated carbon dioxide for two months was insufficient to induce pulmonary damage suggesting that either higher concentration or longer exposure times are needed to induce significant changes. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE