COMPARISON OF BLOOD PRESSURE AND THERMAL RESPONSES IN RATS EXPOSED TO MILLIMETER WAVE ENERGY OR ENVIRONMENTAL HEAT

@article{Millenbaugh2006COMPARISONOB,
  title={COMPARISON OF BLOOD PRESSURE AND THERMAL RESPONSES IN RATS EXPOSED TO MILLIMETER WAVE ENERGY OR ENVIRONMENTAL HEAT},
  author={Nancy J. Millenbaugh and J. Kiel and Kathy L. Ryan and Robert V. Blystone and John E. Kalns and Becky J Brott and Cesario Z. Cerna and William S Lawrence and Laura L Soza and Patrick A. Mason},
  journal={Shock},
  year={2006},
  volume={25},
  pages={625-632}
}
ABSTRACT Electromagnetic fields at millimeter wave lengths are being developed for commercial and military use at power levels that can cause temperature increases in the skin. Previous work suggests that sustained exposure to millimeter waves causes greater heating of skin, leading to faster induction of circulatory failure than exposure to environmental heat (EH). We tested this hypothesis in three separate experiments by comparing temperature changes in skin, subcutis, and colon, and the… 

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