Oxygen 15 Inhalation Technique in the Study of Regional Cerebral Metabolism-to-Blood Flow Relationship in Man

  • G. L. Lenzi
  • T. Jones
  • C. G. McKenzie
  • J. L. Reid
  • D. J. Thomas
  • S. Moss
Conference paper


The life and function of the nervous tissue depend critically on the utilization rate of oxygen, since its energy turnover is mainly based on glycolytic aerobic metabolism. An impairment in this rate of consumption, due either to a failure of supply or to a failure of utilization, results in a pathologic condition.


Inhalation Technique Oxygen Extraction Ratio Perfusion Ratio Elderly Normal Subject Continuous Inhalation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. L. Lenzi
  • T. Jones
  • C. G. McKenzie
  • J. L. Reid
  • D. J. Thomas
  • S. Moss

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