Accession Number:

ADA007520

Title:

Electrophysiological Effects of Electromagnetic Fields on Animals.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

WASHINGTON UNIV SEATTLE BIOELECTROMAGNETICS RESEARCH LAB

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

The report shows that the conduction and transmission latencies and amplitudes of evoked potentials in both the CNS of anesthetized cats, isolated nerves of cats, and ganglia of rabbits are affected by CW microwaves in a manner very similar to that of localized conduction heat. Temperature rises are always associated with any observable changes of the measured characteristics in the nervous tissues exposed to CW irradiation. Electrophysiological studies on cats indicate that pulsed microwaves interact with mammalian auditory systems in a manner similar to that of conventional acoustic perception. A possible mechanism of microwave interaction is the acoustic energy release from rapid thermal expansion due to power absorption in the gross structure of the head.

Subject Categories:

  • Radiobiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE