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Neuroprotection in Ischemic/Hypoxic Disorders

From the Preclinical to the Clinical Testing
  • Zoltán Nagy
  • László Simon
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 541)

Abstract

In the brain, the most common lesion is ischemic and/or hypoxic by origin. The insult results in neuronal loss. The primary aim of therapeutic interventions to reduce the volume of brain damage and thus, to lessen the neurological impairment, disability and handicap among stroke survivors. Reduction in infarct size may also reduce the risk of early death, particularly due to ischemic cerebral edema and transtentorial herniation.

Keywords

Nitric Oxide Vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Nerve Growth Factor Cerebral Ischemia Focal Cerebral Ischemia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Zoltán Nagy
    • 1
  • László Simon
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Vascular NeurologySemmelweis UniversityBudapestHungary

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