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The story of the internal carotid artery of mammals: from Galen to sudden infant death syndrome.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9860117     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Some anatomical aspects of the blood supply of the brains of mammals have been examined to illuminate their functions. A fundamental explanation of sudden infant death syndrome (cot death) is suggested following experimental observations. Speculative contributions have been made to comparative physiological ideas concerning mammals of pronograde and erect habitus, their vascular pressure adaptations and temperature management. Neuro- and interventional radiologists may make some significant future applications of these ideas. Of immediate practical interest is the possibility of influencing the well-being of human embryos' neural tube development in utero by a comprehensive study of their temperature environment.
G H du Boulay; M Lawton; A Wallis
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neuroradiology     Volume:  40     ISSN:  0028-3940     ISO Abbreviation:  Neuroradiology     Publication Date:  1998 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1999-02-26     Completed Date:  1999-02-26     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1302751     Medline TA:  Neuroradiology     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  697-703     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Neurology, National Hospital Queen Square, London, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Adaptation, Physiological
Body Temperature Regulation*
Carotid Artery, Internal / physiology*
Central Nervous System / growth & development
Infant, Newborn
Mammals / physiology
Sleep / physiology
Sudden Infant Death / etiology*

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