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Main Title Rewarming Mice from Hypothermia by Exposure to 2450-MHz Microwave Radiation.
Author Gordon, Christopher J. ;
CORP Author Health Effects Research Lab., Research Triangle Park, NC.
Year Published 1982
Report Number EPA-600/J-82-116;
Stock Number PB83-231415
Additional Subjects Hypothermia ; Microwaves ; Radiation effects ; Exposure ; Mice ; Laboratory animals ; Reprints ;
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB83-231415 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 9p
Abstract Radiofrequency (RF) radiation between frequencies of 1 MHz and 100 GHz is, to varying degrees, readily transmitted and absorbed in biological tissues. Because of its internal absorption characteristics, RF radiation in the microwave spectrum (300-10,000 MHz) has been used in cases where a rapid rate of warming is desired without raising actual temperature beyond lethal levels. For example, microwave exposure has been used to quickly thaw canine kidneys, warm human blood from 4 to 37 C in 1 min, and selectively warm the cardiac area of hypothermic rats. It is conceivable that whole-body exposure to RF radiation could be used in the rewarming of subjects in experimental or accidental hypothermia. Warm-water baths have conventionally been used for rewarming hypothermic individuals, however, this method is relatively slow and can lead to ill effects such as hypoglycemia and reductions in arterial blood pressure.
Supplementary Notes Pub. in Cryobiology 19, p428-434 1982.
NTIS Title Notes Journal article.
Title Annotations Reprint: Rewarming Mice from Hypothermia by Exposure to 2450-MHz Microwave Radiation.
PUB Date Free Form 1982
Category Codes 6R; 57V
NTIS Prices PC A02/MF A01
Primary Description 600/11
Document Type NT
Cataloging Source NTIS/MT
Control Number 328722360
Origin NTIS
Type CAT