The Effects of Vasopressin on Intracranial Pressure and Cerebrovascular Dynamics in the Rat

  • L. K. Saladin
  • J. E. Bruni
  • E. R. Cardoso
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Vasopressin (AVP) in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) has been implicated in the control of intracranial pressure (ICP). Evidence suggests that central AVP has a separate origin and exerts different effects than AVP in the peripheral circulation. Increased concentrations are present in the CSF of patients with a variety of neurological disorders associated with elevated ICP [2, 6] and a positive relationship exists between ICP and AVP levels in the CSF [5].


Cerebral Blood Volume Cerebrospinal Fluid Pressure Boniface General Hospital Health Relate Professional Neurol Neurosurg Psych 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. K. Saladin
    • 1
  • J. E. Bruni
    • 2
  • E. R. Cardoso
    • 3
  1. 1.Physical Therapy Education Department, College of Health Related ProfessionalsMedical University of South CarolinaCharlestonUSA
  2. 2.Departments of AnatomyThe University of ManitobaWinnipegCanada
  3. 3.Surgery, Section of NeurosurgeryThe University of ManitobaWinnipegCanada

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