The Role of Recirculation for Functional and Metabolic Recovery After Cerebral Ischemia

  • Konstantin-A. Hossmann
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 115)


Disturbances of brain function and metabolism induced by ischemia are primarily caused by a reduction of the supply of oxygen and nutritients from the blood to the brain, and a reduction of the removal of metabolic waste products from the brain into the blood. There are indications, however, that this is not the only reason for the development of ischemic brain lesions. When blood flow is restored to the brain, damage may continue in a self-propagating way, and secondary disturbances may appear at a later time, even after the brain had already started to recover from the primary ischemic impact.


Cerebral Blood Flow Cerebral Ischemia Cereb Blood Flow Transient Cerebral Ischemia Local Cerebral Blood Flow 
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  • Konstantin-A. Hossmann
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  1. 1.Abteilung für experimentelle NeurologieMax-Planck-Institut für neurologische ForschungCologneGermany

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