Edema in Cerebral Cortex Resulting from Carotid Arterial Administration of Histamine

  • Paul M. Gross
  • Graham M. Teasdale
  • David I. Graham
  • A. Murray Harper


Histamine is involved in various pathological processes, such as injury and inflammation, in which plasma exudation results in an increase in tissue water content (edema)1. Histamine is a putative neurotransmitter16, and is stored near cerebral blood vessels in mast cells5 but it is not clear if it is involved in cerebral edema.


Vascular Volume Tissue Water Content Plasma Exudation Percentage Water Content Gallamine Triethiodide 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul M. Gross
    • 1
  • Graham M. Teasdale
    • 1
  • David I. Graham
    • 1
  • A. Murray Harper
    • 1
  1. 1.Wellcome Surgical Institute, Departments of Neurosurgery and NeuropathologyUniversity of GlasgowScotland

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