Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Microwave radiation and dextroamphetamine: Evidence of combined effects on behavior of rats med./bio.

Published in: Radio Sci 1979; 14 (6) Suppl: 253-258

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To study combined effects of microwave irradiation and dextroamphetamine in studies of six rats that performed on a temporal reinforcement schedule. During one-hour sessions, only a response (depression of a small lever) that was delayed by 18 seconds or more after a preceding response was reinforced by food.



Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 2.45 GHz
Modulation type: pulsed
Exposure duration: continuous for 0.5 h

General information

the animals' behavior was tested: i) under the influence of microwave exposure ii) under the influence of dextroamphetamine iii) under the influence of a combination of microwave exposure and dextroamphetamine the experiments were done a) with 30 min exposure once b) with daily 30 min exposure except on days when dextroamphetamine was adiministered

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 2.45 GHz
Exposure duration continuous for 0.5 h
Modulation type pulsed
Pulse width 2 µs
Additional info

500 pulses per second

Exposure setup
Exposure source
Distance between exposed object and exposure source 0.76 m
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
SAR 200 µW/g average over mass calculated whole body -
power density 10 mW/cm² average over time measured - -
power density 1 W/cm² peak value measured - -

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

Investigated system:
Time of investigation:
  • after exposure

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

The effects of dextroamphetamine on DRL behavior were potentiated by the microwave irradiation under both experimental conditions (single and multiple exposures), i.e. the maximal rate of responding occurred at lower dose of the drug.

Study character:

Study funded by

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