Pathophysiology of Brain Temperature

  • S. Rossi
  • E. Roncati Zanier
  • N. Stocchetti
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The brain is more sensitive than other organs to abnormal temperature. A rise of four or five degrees above normal deeply disturbs brain functions. Indeed it may be that the temperature of the brain is the single most important factor limiting the survival of man and other animals in hot environments. This can be desumed by the sophisticated control of the brain temperature present in mammalian.


Cerebral Perfusion Pressure Severe Head Injury Brain Temperature Moderate Hypothermia Ischaemic Injury 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Rossi
    • 1
  • E. Roncati Zanier
    • 1
  • N. Stocchetti
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of Neurosurgical Intensive CareMaggiore Hospital — IRCCSMilanItaly

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