Abnormalities of the Cerebral Microcirculation after Traumatic Injury: The Relationship of Hypertension and Prostaglandins
Abnormalities of the cerebral circulation are frequently seen in patients with head injury, as well as in animals subjected to experimental brain injury (1). Despite considerable interest in the mechanisms underlying these abnormalities, no comprehensive hypothesis has been advanced to explain their pathogenesis. The practical value of a fuller understanding of the mechanisms responsible for abnormal circulatory function in brain injury is high because it may lead to more rational, therapeutic intervention.
KeywordsBrain Injury Free Oxygen Radical Chronic Granulomatous Disease Small Arteriole Cranial Window
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