Cerebral Blood Barriers

  • J. Cervos-Navarro
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Compared with other organs of the body the brain and spinal cord show unique behaviour as far as the exchange of metabolites to and from the blood is concerned. This peculiarity has led to the concept of the so-called “blood-brain barrier”. This concept is useful not only when dealing with questions of metabolic exchange in general but more specifically for understanding the mechanism of the production of and the changes in the cerebral spinal fluid; the permeability of the brain for toxins, viruses and antibodies; and, finally, the capability of various drugs to reach the brain.


Tight Junction Silver Nitrate Cerebral Spinal Fluid Brain Capillary Neonatal Jaundice 
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