Total Ischemia of the Brain

  • K.-A. Hossmann

Abstract

Complete cessation of cerebral blood flow causes an almost immediate suppression of higher central nervous function (41), followed by a breakdown of cell metabolism within a few minutes (36, 37). The biochemical and functional sequel of ischemic suppression has been studied extensively in various laboratories, and the results obtained are quite similar as long as brain temperature is maintained in the normal range (for review, see 10, 21, 44).

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Lactate Respiration Adenosine Pyruvate Glutamine 

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