Evaluating Potential Benefits of Intranasal Oxytocin on Undersea Operator Training and Performance: Hyperoxic Swim-Induced Oxidative Stress and Inflammation

Study Description/Summary: This study will test whether intranasal oxytocin will mitigate attenuate system and skeletal muscle stress and inflammation induced by a resistance swim and exposure to elevated oxygen levels simulating undersea military operation. Over a 12-14 day period, subjects will attend 7 laboratory visits, utilize oxytocin or placebo, and perform one resistance exercise swim.

Compensation: $1,000.

Time Commitment: Seven lab visits over a 12-14 day period.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Recreationally Skilled Swimmer
  • Healthy male
  • 18-39 years/age
  • Body Mass Index (BMI) < 30. Please use this calculator.
  • Non-smokers
  • No chronic conditions which prohibit exercise
  • There are a number of exclusion criteria, to ensure your safety. To inquire for a full list of these conditions and situations please fill out the form below.
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