Biophysical Aspects of Cerebral Circulation - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080226729, 9781483155821

Biophysical Aspects of Cerebral Circulation

1st Edition

Editors: Yu. E. Moskalenko G. B. Weinstein I. T. Demchenko
eBook ISBN: 9781483155821
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1980
Page Count: 174
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Biophysical Aspects of Cerebral Circulation provides a comprehensive review of the cerebral circulatory system. This book consists of four chapters. Chapter 1 is devoted to methodology attempts to explain the special features of a biophysical approach. The biophysical principles of the most commonly used modem methods such as the clearance method and rheoencephalography are described in detail. The second and third chapters examine all the biophysical aspects of the cerebral circulatory system as a functional unit and deal with some principles of its regulation. The results of systems analysis using mathematical modeling are presented in broad outline. Chapter 4 deals with processes related to the regional cerebral circulation. Such investigations focus mainly on the relationship between periodically fluctuating factors affecting limited areas of brain tissue. This text is beneficial to medical students and individuals researching on cerebral circulation.

Table of Contents


1. Methods of Investigation of the Intracranial Circulation

Methods of Recording Variables of the Total Cerebral Circulation

Recording of Intracranial and Intravascular Pressures

Recording the Blood Volume of the Cerebral Vessels

Recording the Total Cerebral Blood Flow

Transducers and Other Instruments and Techniques of Investigating the Total Cerebral Blood Flow

Methods of Investigating the Regional Cerebral Circulation

Direct Observation of Cerebral Vessels

Electroplethysmographic Method

Polarographic Recording of the Po2

Methods of Measuring Pco2

Thermoelectric Method

Quantitative Recording of the Regional Cerebral Blood Flow

The Scope of Methods Used in Investigations of the Cerebral Micro-circulation

Apparatus and Techniques for Investigations of the Regional Cerebral Circulation


2. The Biophysical Organization of the System of the Cerebral Circulation

A Structural Scheme of the Interaction of the Constituent Components of the Cerebral Circulation

Elastic Properties of the Cranial Cavities and Spinal Canal and the Flow of CSF from One to the Other

Stability of the Intracranial Circulation to Mechanical Stresses


Prolonged Acceleration


3. Relationship of the Cerebral Circulation to the Volumes and Pressures of Liquid Media in the Cranial Cavity

Characteristics of the Combined Changes in Volumes of Arterial and Venous Blood and CSF in the Intact Cranium

The Relationship Between the Intensity of the Cerebral Circulation and Relative Volumes of Blood and CSF in the Cranium

The Role of Different Regions of the Cerebral Vascular System in Regulating Blood Supply

Characteristics of Pulsation in the Intracranial Circulatory System

The Effect of Respiration on Intracranial Hemodynamics

Some Aspects of the Regulation of the Cerebral Circulation as a Whole


4. The System of the Regional Cerebral Circulation

The Structural-Functional Organization of the Regional Cerebral Circulation

Dynamics of the Main Factors in the Regional Cerebral Circulatory System

Possible Physiological Mechanisms Leading to the Formation of Slow Rhythms in Regional Cerebral Blood Flow

Correlation of Blood Flow with Metabolism and Function of the Regional Circulatory System

Possible Physiological Regulatory Mechanisms of the Regional Cerebral Circulation






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Yu. E. Moskalenko

G. B. Weinstein

I. T. Demchenko

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