Study type: Medical/biological study (experimental study)

Noradrenergic innervation and receptor responses of cardiovascular tissues from young and aged rats after acute microwave exposure. med./bio.

Published in: Int J Neurosci 1994; 76 (3-4): 165-175

Aim of study (acc. to author)

To characterize the influence of short-term microwave exposure (2.450 GHz) on the noradrenergic pattern and β-cardiac and α-aortic receptional functions of the rat cardiovascular system.

Background/further details

Young and senescent rats were exposed for 45'.



Exposure Parameters
Exposure 1: 2.45 GHz
Exposure duration: 45 min

Exposure 1

Main characteristics
Frequency 2.45 GHz
Exposure duration 45 min
Exposure setup
Exposure source
  • not specified
Setup Rats were restrained in a perspex cylindrical box / 62-69 mm in diameter and 230 mm long.
Additional info Control rats were restrained in the same box but not exposed.
Measurand Value Type Method Mass Remarks
power density 410 W/m² unspecified measured unspecified -

Exposed system:

Methods Endpoint/measurement parameters/methodology

Investigated system:
Investigated organ system:
Time of investigation:
  • after exposure

Main outcome of study (acc. to author)

In young and senescent animals, an increase in noradrenergic innervation was observed. Functional modification was shown in sensescent rats, but not in young rats. The results suggest that the predominant effect of microwave exposure consists in an increase in the noradrenergic pattern, and this effect is not related to the functional modifications.

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