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Anatomy of Fluid Interfaces that Protect the Microenvironment

Gary A. Rosenberg

in Molecular Physiology and Metabolism of the Nervous System

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780195394276
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780199322831 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780195394276.003.0001

Series: Contemporary Neurology Series

Anatomy of Fluid Interfaces that Protect the Microenvironment

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This chapter explores the anatomy of fluid interfaces that protect the microenvironment, starting with a historical perspective, and continuing with a discussion of cerebral microenvironment; the development of the brain-fluid interfaces; extracellular space and extracellular matrix; brain-fluid interfaces; dura, arachnoid, and pial layers; and sources of energy.

Chapter.  6435 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Neurology

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