Accession Number:

ADA025952

Title:

Clearance and Saturation of Hydrogen Gas in Man with Special Emphasize on the Brain,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

EEG RESEARCH INST OSLO (NORWAY)

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

63.0

Abstract:

Hydrogen gas clearance and saturation in the brain have been monitored in 22 subjects. The half time for hydrogen gas clearancesaturation in the human brain may fluctuate between 12 minute and 30 minutes in grey matter and between 6 - 14 minutes in white matter. The half time for hydrogen gas clearance and saturation in the ear-lobes may vary from 1 to 5 minutes, and from 2 to 20 minutes in the skeletal muscles. 8 CO2 added to the breathing air caused a drastic reduction of the half time for saturationclearance in certain areas in the brain. Changes in respiration produces great fluctuation in the half time for gas clearance and saturation. Changes in blood flow in general or focal to some areas of the body produce drastic changes in the half time for gas clearance and saturation to the involved area.

Subject Categories:

  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE