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Rapid decompression of chimpanzees to a near vacuum

Rapid decompression of chimpanzees to a near vacuum 25, No. 2, August PHYSIOLOGY 1968. Printed in U.S.A. Rapid to a near of chimpanzees ALFRED G. KOESTLER HERBERT 6571s~ Aeromedical Research Labaratory, Holloman New Mexico REYNOLDS Air Force Base, KOESTLER, ALFRED G., HERBERT ET. REYNOLDS. Rapid of chimpanzees to a near uacuum. J . Ap pl. Ph ysiol. 25(2) : 153458. 1968.-Seventeen chimpanzees, used in I8 separate experiments, were decompressed from 179 mm Hg (breathing 100 G;/cioxygen) to less than 2 mm Hg in 0.8 set remained at this altitude from 5 to 210 sec. After recompression with 100yG oxygen to 179 mm Hg, the subjects were maintained at this pressure for 4-24 hr post. Results of these tests have clearly demonstrated that chimpanzees can survive sudden exposure to a near recover within 4 hr, once again satisfactorily performing complex schedules on which they had received extensive training. No central nervous system damage, as measured by behavior, could be detected in 16 out of 17 surviving subjects either immediately or up to 2 years following . One subject, which prior to the experiment sholred elevated blood pressure, a leftward displacement of the heart (X-ray), apparently older small fibrinous tabs on the epicardial surface (postmortem), did not survive http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Applied Physiology aps

Rapid decompression of chimpanzees to a near vacuum

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25, No. 2, August PHYSIOLOGY 1968. Printed in U.S.A. Rapid to a near of chimpanzees ALFRED G. KOESTLER HERBERT 6571s~ Aeromedical Research Labaratory, Holloman New Mexico REYNOLDS Air Force Base, KOESTLER, ALFRED G., HERBERT ET. REYNOLDS. Rapid of chimpanzees to a near uacuum. J . Ap pl. Ph ysiol. 25(2) : 153458. 1968.-Seventeen chimpanzees, used in I8 separate experiments, were decompressed from 179 mm Hg (breathing 100 G;/cioxygen) to less than 2 mm Hg in 0.8 set remained at this altitude from 5 to 210 sec. After recompression with 100yG oxygen to 179 mm Hg, the subjects were maintained at this pressure for 4-24 hr post. Results of these tests have clearly demonstrated that chimpanzees can survive sudden exposure to a near recover within 4 hr, once again satisfactorily performing complex schedules on which they had received extensive training. No central nervous system damage, as measured by behavior, could be detected in 16 out of 17 surviving subjects either immediately or up to 2 years following . One subject, which prior to the experiment sholred elevated blood pressure, a leftward displacement of the heart (X-ray), apparently older small fibrinous tabs on the epicardial surface (postmortem), did not survive

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Journal of Applied Physiologyaps

Published: Aug 1, 1968

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