Accession Number : ADA004854


Title :   Cerebral Temperature Changes in the Monkey (Macaca mulatta) after 2500 RADS Ionizing Radiation,


Corporate Author : ARMED FORCES RADIOBIOLOGY RESEARCH INST BETHESDA MD


Personal Author(s) : McFarland,W. L. ; Willis,J. A.


Report Date : APR 1974


Pagination or Media Count : 15


Abstract : To determine the temperature response of the brain to radiation, thermistor temperature sensing probes were implanted into thalamic and cortical areas of eight monkeys and the arch of the aorta. After securing base-line temperature recordings, the monkeys were exposed to 2500 rads whole-body pulsed mixed gamma-neutron radiation in the AFRRI-TRIGA reactor. Temperature at all measured sites generally dropped briefly immediately after the pulse, then rose and stayed elevated 1-2C for the remainder of the 3-1/2-hour observation period. There did not appear to be any regional differences in brain temperature response, and brain temperature followed core (aortic) temperature changes.


Descriptors :   *RADIATION EFFECTS, *CEREBRUM, *RADIOBIOLOGY, TEMPERATURE, BRAIN, PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECTS, RESPONSE(BIOLOGY), IONIZING RADIATION, IMPLANTATION, MONKEYS.


Subject Categories : RADIOBIOLOGY


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE