[en]The study of small radiation dose influence on human and animal reproductive functions becomes more and more topical after Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant (ChNPP) accident. In the number of cases, animals that reside in continues internal, as well as external exposure zone, have pregnancy interruption in its early stages (up to 30 days). This, without any doubts testifies for reproductive process disorder as a whole (hypophysis-ovary-uterus system) and also, as its separate links. The important thing is that a break in any one of those links leads to pregnancy interruption. Hence, in order to determine any disorders in reproductive system functional state, profound and detailed morphofunctional study of the system links (accounting for radiation exposure factors) needs to be done. Because research in this field has just started, we were unable to find any material on this topic. There are, however, some references for morphofunctional changes of endocrine glands, hypophysis in particular and sex glands, refereed to small radiation doses
Primary SubjectRADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGANISMS AND BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS (C1500)
Secondary SubjectRADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGANISMS AND BIOLOGICAL MATERIALS (C2110)
SourceEuropean Commission (CEC), Brussels (Belgium); International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna (Austria); World Health Organization, Geneva (Switzerland); 699 p; ISSN 1011-4289; ; Sep 1997; p. 383-390; International conference on one decade after Chernobyl: Summing up the consequences of the accident; Vienna (Austria); 8-12 Apr 1996; 15 refs.
Country/OrganizationInternational Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Descriptors (DEI)BIOLOGICAL RADIATION EFFECTS, DELAYED RADIATION EFFECTS, EMBRYOS, FETUSES, LOW DOSE IRRADIATION, MENOPAUSE, RADIATION DOSES, REPRODUCTIVE DISORDERS, WOMEN
Descriptors (DEC)ANIMALS, BIOLOGICAL EFFECTS, DISEASES, FEMALES, IRRADIATION, MAMMALS, MAN, PRIMATES, RADIATION EFFECTS, UROGENITAL SYSTEM DISEASES, VERTEBRATES