Direct Determination of Local Oxygen Consumption of the Brain Cortex in Vivo

  • E. Leniger-Follert
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 92)


Oxygen consumption of the total brain or of parts of the brain has been indirectly determined under different conditions by multiplying the cerebral arterio-venous oxygen difference by the total or regional flow. By this procedure only the mean oxygen consumption of a large area is determined and local differences in oxygen consumption cannot be detected.


Oxygen Consumption Local Tissue Measuring Site Brain Cortex Capillary Flow 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Leniger-Follert
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  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institut fur Systemphysiologie46 DortmundWest Germany

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