Accession Number:

ADA446580

Title:

Effect of Long-Term Hyperbaric Stress on Ammonia Metabolism in Humans

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SUBMARINE MEDICAL RESEARCH LAB GROTON CT

Report Date:

1978-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

2.0

Abstract:

A significant increase in blood urea was found in 11 US. Navy divers during 8 d of air saturation hyperbaric exposure. Similar increases in blood urea have been found in animals that convulsed during hyperbaric oxygen exposure. Therefore, it is suggested that careful attention be given to blood ammonia and urea levels In human during long-term hyperbaric exposure.

Subject Categories:

  • Biochemistry
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE