In vivo ethane production in rats was used as an index of oxygen toxicity. The rats were allocated to four exposure conditions; hyperbaric oxygenation (HBO=5 ATA, 100% $O_2$), normobaric oxygenation (NBO=1 ATA,100% $O_2$), hyperbaric aeration (HBA=5 ATA, 21% $O_2$) and normobaric aeration (NBA=1 ATA, 21% $O_2$). After 120 minutes of exposure, the rats exposed to high concentration and/or high pressure oxygen exhaled significantly larger amounts of ethane than those exposed to NBA, and the differences in ethane production between any two groups were statistically significant (p<.01). This finding supports the hypothesis that hyperoxia increases oxygen free-radicals and the radicals produce ethane as a result of lipid peroxidation. It is notable that the ethane exhalation level of the HBA group was significantly higher than that of the NBO group. This difference could not be accounted for by the alveolar oxygen partial presure difference between the two groups.
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