Accession Number : AD0695769


Title :   THE ACUTE MORTALITY RESPONSE OF THE MINIATURE PIG TO PULSED MIXED GAMMA-NEUTRON RADIATIONS,


Corporate Author : ARMED FORCES RADIOBIOLOGY RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD


Personal Author(s) : Wise,D. ; Turbyfill,C. L.


Report Date : JUL 1969


Pagination or Media Count : 22


Abstract : Miniature pigs were exposed unilaterally to mixed gamma-neutron radiations from the AFRRI-TRIGA reactor delivered in a single pulse. Seventy-one miniature pigs received midline tissue doses ranging from 183 to 335 rads. The LD50/45 was 218 rads. Survival times ranged from 10 to 22 days, and the mean survival time for all decedents was 15.1 days. Clinical symptoms and pathological changes are reported. (Author)


Descriptors :   *RADIATION EFFECTS, *SWINE, MORTALITY RATE, RADIATION DOSAGE, SURVIVAL(PERSONNEL), PATHOLOGY, GAMMA RAYS, RADIATION TOLERANCE, EXPOSURE(PHYSIOLOGY), STATISTICAL ANALYSIS.


Subject Categories : RADIOBIOLOGY


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE