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Elastic behavior of brain tissue in vivo.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1266999     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A measurement system and a test sequence have been developed to determine the in vivo elastic response of brain tissue in terms of a pressure-depth ratio. This parameter appears sensitive to changes in the tissue environment that may occur due to the influence of, e.g., anesthetic agents, hyperventilation, etc., and thus may be useful in evaluating such influences. The measurements are made with the dura-arachnoid membranes intact, thus maintaining the influence of the cerebrospinal fluid compartment on the response behavior of the brain tissue that comprises the subpial region. As an integral part of the test, the procedure also serves to determine the depth or position of the subpial region and thus assures that the subsequent pressure-depth measurements invole brain tissue response. Finally, some discussion is given to relating the measured pressure-depth ratio to the classical elastic modulus. Values of the pressure-depth ratio and the corresponding elastic modulus for seven dogs are given.
E K Walsh; A Schettini
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The American journal of physiology     Volume:  230     ISSN:  0002-9513     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Physiol.     Publication Date:  1976 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1976-07-06     Completed Date:  1976-07-06     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370511     Medline TA:  Am J Physiol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1058-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Brain / physiology*
Intracranial Pressure

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