Accession Number:

ADA009963

Title:

'In vivo' Bubble Growth Studies Following Decompression.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.,

Corporate Author:

UNION CARBIDE CORP TARRYTOWN N Y CORPORATE RESEARCH LAB

Report Date:

1974-12-16

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

In this series of investigations on the in vivo growth of a gas phase following decompression, the authors removed sections of skeletal muscle tissue following decompression and quickly placed them between two glass plates. Histological procedures were not employed as the gas phase was found to vanish quickly, and therefore untreated whole mounts were employed. Studies indicated that 1 bubbles were not found to originate in the capillaries but rather in venules 2 a cylindrical, rather than a spherical, gas phase was found in the microvasculature 3 few extravascular bubbles were ever seen, even in adipose tissue 4 bubbles could be found more easily in adipose than muscle tissue 5 bubbles were not found to coalesce in venules 6 when the gas phase was seen to resolve in the tissue slices, the capillaries lost gas first, then the venules 7 the gas phase caused a great distension of the capillary walls 8 bubbles could not be found in peripheral nerve tracts although they could be found in the microvasculature associated with the nerve.

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE