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Chapter-18 Cerebral Blood Flow

BOOK TITLE: Handouts on Cardiovascular System

Author
1. Nageswari K Sri
ISBN
9788184480733
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/10350_18
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2007
Pages
4
Author Affiliations
1. Government Medical College, Chandigarh, Government Medical College, Chandigarh, India
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Abstract

This chapter describes the normal values of cerebral blood flow. The factors affecting cerebral blood flow and calibre of the blood vessels are discussed under the headings—Metabolic factors, Autoregulation, Role of sympathetic nervous system, cerebral activity and intracranial pressure. This chapter also defines and explains cerebral vascular resistance, methods of determination of cerebral blood flow namely—Positron Emission Tomography (PET), Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography (SPECT).

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