Accession Number:

ADA411788

Title:

Oculomotor and Pupillary Reflexes During Acute Exposure to Hypobaric Hypoxia

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept.

Corporate Author:

ARMY RESEARCH INST OF ENVIRONMENTAL MEDICINE NATICK MA

Report Date:

2003-01-27

Pagination or Media Count:

25.0

Abstract:

Unacclimatized military personnel rapidly ascending to high terrestrial elevations are likely to incur significant altitude illness. In an attempt to determine the identify physiological variables that may be associated with altitude-induced illness, we conducted two studies of pupillaryoculomotor responses POR to determine the effects of acute hypobaric hypoxic exposure, the reversibility of any effects with return to sea level, the possible impact of hypobaria, and the correlation of early heart rate changes and blood oxygen saturation values.

Subject Categories:

  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE