Distribution of the blood flow supplied by the vertebral artery in rats: Anatomical, functional and pharmacological aspects
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- Wellens, D., Wouters, L., Nijkamp, F.P. et al. Experientia (1976) 32: 85. doi:10.1007/BF01932637
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In rats, the vertebral artery makes only a minor contribution to the blood perfusion of the ponto-medullary area. This was measured with radioactive microspheres and was confirmed by methylmetacrylate casts and local injection of a centrally acting hypotensive drug.