Behavioral Incapacitation from a High Dose of Ionizing Radiation
Technical rept. 1 Jun-25 Sep 1992
TECHNICO SOUTHWEST INC ESPANOLA NM
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This report presents the methods and the results of an analysis of incapacitation data of monkeys irradiated at the Armed Forces Radiobiology Research Institute between 1968 and 1982. One hundred and ninety-three animals were trained to perform a cognitive task and 39 were trained to perform a locomotion task. The cognitive tested animals were subdivided into those irradiated at a neutrongamma ratio of 31 andor 410. All locomotion tested animals were irradiated at a neutron gamma ration of 31. Probits were fit to the minute-by-minute performance data for each group which were then smoothed across time using a unique Monte Carlo method. The results of these analyses present percent proportion incapacitated versus time graphs for a wide range of radiation doses for the cognitive and for the locomotion tasks. Graphs of the 25, 50 and 75 isoperformance curves are also provided. Radiation injury, Incapacitation, Performance.
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