[The effect of microwave irradiation on the status of the thyroid gland]

Radiobiologiia. Sep-Oct 1990;30(5):679-84.
[Article in Russian]


Multiple irradiation of rats with microwaves of continuous generation (2450 MHz, 1 mW/cm2) increased and of pulsed generation (3000 MHz, 0.1 to 2.5 mW/cm2) decreased the functional activity of the thyroid gland with no changes in the triiodothyronine and thyroxin in blood serum. The role of the thyroid gland in inducing behaviour effects of microwaves was demonstrated by the method of extirpation.

Publication types

  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Behavior, Animal / radiation effects
  • Female
  • Male
  • Microwaves*
  • Rats
  • Rats, Inbred F344
  • Thyroid Gland / physiology
  • Thyroid Gland / radiation effects*
  • Thyroxine / blood
  • Triiodothyronine / blood


  • Triiodothyronine
  • Thyroxine