Modulation type: pulsed
Exposure duration: 40 min
|Pulse width||10 µs|
|Repetition frequency||1,000 Hz|
|Distance between exposed object and exposure source||0.095 m|
|Setup||Rat laid on its right side with its left side of the head and neck placed directly under the wave guide.|
|Additional info||Long axis of the rat`s body was parallel to the EF.|
In the hypothalamus and caudate nucleus, the concentrations of aspartic acid, serine, and glycine increased significantly during exposure. These findings indicate that radiofrequency-induced thermal stress produces a general change in the amino acid concentrations that is not restricted to thermoregulatory centers (hypothalamus). Changes in the concentrations of glutamic acid and glutamine were not statistically significant. Altered amino acid concentrations may reveal which brain regions are susceptible to damage in response to radiofrequency-induced thermal stress.