Recovery of Function: Nutritional Factors

  • J. W. T. Dickerson
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 325)


This volume is concerned with recovery from damage to a specific organ, the brain. Since damage to the brain may occur at any age, it would seem pertinent to discuss briefly the growth, development and metabolic characteristics of this organ, particularly in relation to the effects of nutrition upon it. I will then discuss the effects of injury on the body’s metabolism and the effects of brain damage specifically. This discussion forms a necessary background to understanding the importance of nutrition in the recovery process. Finally, I will discuss nutritional requirements, food administration and long-term follow-up.


Head Injury Metabolic Response Total Parenteral Nutrition Ketone Body Corticotrophin Release Factor 
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  • J. W. T. Dickerson
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  1. 1.School of Biological SciencesUniversity of SurreyGuildfordEngland

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