Blood Flow and Metabolism in Brain Stem — Pathophysiological Implications
Not only the neurosurgeon but also neurochemists and -physiologists have an increasing exploratory access to the brain including brain stem structures with an ever better resolution for functional and metabolic studies. Purpose of this discussion is to compare and relate blood flow and metabolic findings in brain stem with other cerebral areas under normal and various pathophysiological situations, such as hypotension, anesthesia, etc. and to analyze metabolic aspects ofbrain stem injury.
KeywordsBrain Stem Regional Cerebral Blood Flow Pathophysiological Implication Brain Stem Lesion Local Cerebral Glucose Utilization
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