Brain Edema pp 555-559 | Cite as

Effect of a Calcium Antagonist, Nicardipine, on Ischemic Brain Edema Formation

  • H. Johshita
  • T. Asano
  • K. Takakura


The effects of calcium antagonists on cerebral ischemia or anoxia have been widely discussed [1, 2]. But there is some controversy about their beneficial effects. We studied the influence of a calcium antagonist [3], nicardipine, on the cortical blood flow (1CBF) and specific gravity (SG) following focal cerebral ischemia.

Key words

Calcium antagonist nicardipine cerebral blood flow hydrogen clearance specific gravity 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. Johshita
    • 1
  • T. Asano
  • K. Takakura
  1. 1.Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity of Tokyo HospitalBunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113Japan

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