Accession Number : AD0769299


Title :   Gamma-Aminobutyric Acid Metabolism in Rats Following Microwave Exposure


Corporate Author : ARMED FORCES RADIOBIOLOGY RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD


Personal Author(s) : Zeman, G H ; Chaput, R L ; Glaser, Z R ; Gershman, L C


Full Text : http://www.dtic.mil/get-tr-doc/pdf?AD= AD0769299


Report Date : Jul 1973


Pagination or Media Count : 17


Abstract : Gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) metabolism was studied in rats chronically exposed to 2.86 GHz microwaves at an incident power level of 10 mW/ sq cm or acutely exposed to incident power levels of 40 or 80 mW/sq cm. No changes occurred in whole brain GABA levels or L-glutamic decarboxylase activity following these exposures. These results suggest that an altered GABA metabolism is not involved in reported responses of the nervous system to microwave exposure.


Descriptors :   *FATTY ACIDS , *MICROWAVES , BIOCHEMISTRY , METABOLISM , NERVOUS SYSTEM , RADIATION EFFECTS


Subject Categories : Biochemistry
      Radiobiology


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE