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.


Report Date : JUL 1973


Pagination or Media Count : 14


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. ( Author)


Descriptors :   (*Fatty acids, Metabolism), (*Microwaves, Fatty acids), Radiation effects, Nervous system, Biochemistry


Subject Categories : BIOCHEMISRTY
      RADIOBIOLOGY


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE