J S Tepper

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Cardiopulmonary function was assessed four and six months after Fischer 344 rats were exposed to 2 hr to 0, 3, or 10 ppm methyl isocyanate (MIC). During assessment, the rats were challenged with 4 and 8% carbon dioxide (CO2) to stimulate ventilatory drive. Minute ventilation (VE) during CO2 challenge was increased in MIC-treated rats compared to controls(More)
Three separate experiments were performed to evaluate how the topography of a behavioral response and its consequences influence the behavioral effects produced by ozone (O3) exposure. The first experiment measured the responding of food-deprived rats working to obtain intermittent delivery of small pellets of food by completing an active response, wheel(More)
Ozone (O3) adaptation is a well-known, but poorly understood phenomenon that has been demonstrated in humans and laboratory animals. This study examined pulmonary function and bronchoalveolar lavage fluid (BALF) parameters in O3-adapted F-344 rats to explore possible mechanisms of adaptation. Of particular interest was ascorbic acid (AA), an antioxidant(More)
A device designed to provide controlled variable amplitude and frequency sinusoidal stretching of muscles is described. The constructed vibrator included a pivoted lever with one arm fixed and the other variable, and was driven by an electric motor. The use of a powerful motor ensured that the stimulation parameters would not be significantly affected with(More)
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