Time Course of Leukocyte Influx Following Middle Cerebral Artery Occlusion in the Wistar Rat

  • J. H. Garcia
  • K.-F. Liu
  • X.-J. Hu
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According to Fisher [1], the word infarct was first used by Laennec in 1835 to describe a pulmonary lesion that had developed in association with the occlusion of a pulmonary artery. The word “infarct” (from Latin, infarcere) means to stuff; therefore, it is unclear whether Laennec applied the term “infarctus” to describe the parenchymal pulmonary lesion or the “stuffed,” occluded pulmonary artery. Nonetheless, several years later Litten [2] used the word “infarct” to describe areas of softening in the kidney and liver that were accompanied by occlusion of the corresponding arterial branches.


Middle Cerebral Artery Occlusion Focal Cerebral Ischemia Arterial Occlusion Brain Infarct Focal Ischemia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. H. Garcia
    • 1
  • K.-F. Liu
    • 1
  • X.-J. Hu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pathology (Neuropathology)Henry Ford HospitalDetroitUSA

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