Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism by A.Murray- Harper
The study of cerebral blood flow and metabolism is an expanding field of knowledge and investigation. It is of fundamental importance to our understanding of basic physiological science, in clinical investigation and in the therapeutic implications it bears for such conditions as stroke and mental illness. This study guide aims to introduce biomedical students to the subject and to assist their teachers and supervisors. The guide covers topics such as physiological control of the cerebral vasculature, cerebrovascular reactivity and its clinical application, and laboratory methods of measuring cerebral blood flow. There is also an introduction to the measurement of both cerebral blood flow and metabolism now possible in man using tomographic methods with positron emitting isotopes. The book is intended to be an introduction to this subject for senior students in physiology, pharmacology and medicine and for clinicians in the neurological sciences.