Changes of Biochemical Parameterts Following Short-Term Exposure to Aircraft-Noise

  • E. Marth
  • E. Gallasch
  • G. F. Fueger
  • J. R. Möse
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Examination of the physiology of human sound processing showed that the impulses triggered by sound stimuli reach the auricular cortex via auditory nerve. At the same time, sound stimuli branch off and reach the reticular formation. Reticular formation, hypothalamus and pituitary are in close relationship with each other and together adjust and coordinate the autonomic nervous and endocrine systems(6). The effect of different stressors on adjustment and coordination is determined by different parameters. The most important factors are briefly mentioned here:
  1. 1.

    Release of adrenocorticotropic hormone(ACTH) and Cortisol, as well as catecholamines (2);

  2. 2.

    Change in the heart rate, blood pressure and respiratory rate as direct consequence of an increase in catecholamines;

  3. 3.

    Reduction of blood supply to the skin and consequent lowering of skin temperature;

  4. 4.

    Increase of metabolism characterized by an increased demand for energy (1).



Reticular Formation Noise Exposure Blood Sugar Level Sound Stimulus Aircraft Noise 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Marth
    • 1
  • E. Gallasch
    • 2
  • G. F. Fueger
    • 3
  • J. R. Möse
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of HygieneGrazAustria
  2. 2.Institute of PhysiologyGrazAustria
  3. 3.Dep.of Nucl.Medicine of the University of GrazGrazAustria

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