Accession Number : AD0700235


Title :   PLASMA CHEMISTRY VALUES FOR THE MONKEY (MACACA MULATTA) AFTER A SUPRALETHAL DOSE OF PULSED MIXED GAMMA-NEUTRON RADIATIONS,


Corporate Author : ARMED FORCES RADIOBIOLOGY RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD


Personal Author(s) : Turbyfill,C. L.


Report Date : DEC 1969


Pagination or Media Count : 22


Abstract : Monkeys (Macaca mulatta) were given a 4-krad midline tissue dose of pulsed mixed gamma-neutron radiations. Chemical analyses of 11 different constituents of plasma were made before irradiation and at 1, 6, and 12 hours postirradiation to evaluate the extent of radiation injury as indicated by changes in the composition of the plasma. A significant increase in the plasma concentration of glutamic-oxalacetic transaminase, total lactic dehydrogenase, creatinine, creatine, and urea nitrogen was found postirradiation. Although some of the constituents of plasma which were found to increase after irradiation were probably from radiosensitive tissue, other tissues such as muscle, not considered radio-sensitive, appear to have been also injured when subjected to this dose of radiation. (Author)


Descriptors :   (*RADIATION INJURIES, BLOOD PLASMA), (*BLOOD PLASMA, CHEMICAL ANALYSIS), RADIATION DOSAGE, MUSCLES, OXIDOREDUCTASES, MONKEYS, GAMMA RAYS, NEUTRONS, TRANSFERASES


Subject Categories : RADIOBIOLOGY


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE