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      Vasodilatation Augments the Blood-Brain Barrier Lesions Induced by an Acute Rise in Intracarotid Pressure

      Journal of Vascular Research
      S. Karger AG
      Blood-brain barrier, Barrier opening, Hypertension, Vasodilatation

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          The vessel wall tension is the product of pressure and internal radius divided by the vessel wall thickness. Hence, dilated vessels will be exposed to higher tension at a given intraluminal pressure. Provided the rise in cerebrovascular intraluminal pressure is sufficiently prominent, transient opening of the morphologic blood-brain barrier will occur. In the present study pressure increase, not sufficient in itself to cause barrier opening, was induced. However, at concomitant dilatation of the vessels – as induced by CO<sub>2</sub> or papaverine – under otherwise identical pressure conditions a barrier opening was obtained. Hence, vasodilatation of cerebral vessels will increase their vulnerability to hypertension.

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          J Vasc Res
          Journal of Vascular Research
          S. Karger AG
          19 September 2008
          : 18
          : 1-2
          : 9-15
          Departments of Histology and Neurology, University of Lund, Lund
          158333 Blood Vessels 1981;18:9–15
          © 1981 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          : 14 December 1979
          : 14 March 1980
          Page count
          Pages: 7
          Research Paper

          General medicine,Neurology,Cardiovascular Medicine,Internal medicine,Nephrology
          Blood-brain barrier,Barrier opening,Hypertension,Vasodilatation


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