The Barriers and Fluids of the Eye and Brain

1st Edition

Segal

CRC Press
Published December 18, 1991
Reference - 250 Pages
ISBN 9780849377075 - CAT# Z7707

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Summary

This volume presents the latest findings regarding the control of the fluid environments of the eye and brain. The book is comprised of papers presented at a symposium honoring the 80th birthday of Professor Hugh Davson. The contributors are previous students of Hugh Davson who are now leading authorities in the fields of the eye and brain.
The eye is considered from its many interfaces, including the role of prostaglandins, blood flow in diabetes, and the vitreous body. Other topics discussed include the role of carbonic anhydrase, cerebrospinal fluid and its drainage, and the development of the blood/brain barrier to macromolecules. The book also shows how recent findings about homologous molecules refute earlier studies with "foreign" tracers, and offers a fascinating glimpse into the future with a description of the latest imaging techniques used in neurological diagnosis.

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