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Doctor insights on: Blood Brain Barrier

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Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more


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Why should we pay attention to the blood-brain barrier development?

Why should we pay attention to the blood-brain barrier development?

DISEASE INDICATOR: During intrauterine development, infancy and childhood the brain develops very rapidly. The ability to selectively protect the brain from some blood borne substances is essential. Viral illnesses of the brain can disrupt the blood brain barrier. ...Read more

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Living with a Brain Tumor (Checklist)

Eat a balanced diet
once
Tell doctor about neurological changes
once
Get EEG if you have lapses
once
Follow doctor's advice
once
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What are the advantages of a drug that can cross the blood brain barrier?

What are the advantages of a drug that can cross the blood brain barrier?

BBB: It can reach its target in the brain to exert effect, such as some antibiotics to treat bacteria in the brain. ...Read more

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Why can't dopamine cross the blood brain barrier?

Why can't dopamine cross the blood brain barrier?

Biochemistry: Actually this why we give patient Levodopa-Carbidopa together, or SINEMT. Dopamine just as molecule can not, but Levo can. Levodopa is a prodrug that is converted to dopamine by DOPA decarboxylase and can cross the blood-brain barrier. ...Read more

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Diagnosing Blood in Stool (Checklist)

Get a heme test of stool
daily
Make dietary changes
3x day
Take a stool softener
3x day
See your doctor
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Could you please describe some of the negative consequences that can occur when the blood-brain barrier is weakened?

Could you please describe some of the negative consequences that can occur when the blood-brain barrier is weakened?

Multiple causes: Inflammation due to infection, Multiple Sclerosis, arteritis or vasculitis can cause breakdown of the brain-blood barrier, as can brain hemorrhage and stroke. The outcomes depend on the nature of the causative process. Recommend information from AAN.com, or the Mayo Clinic site. ...Read more

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How do infections cross the blood-brain barrier?

How do infections cross the blood-brain barrier?

Depends on infection: Some bugs( viruses, bacterias, etc.) are small enough , and if they circulate in blood, can easy cross the barrier, others require trauma or surgery to penetrate the brain. ...Read more

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Managing Low Blood Pressure (Checklist)

Drink plenty of water
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See your doctor to evaluate cause
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Have meds adjusted if needed
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Look for symptoms of lightheadedness and fatigue
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What is the role of the blood brain barrier in cerebral auto regulation?

What is the role of the blood brain barrier in cerebral auto regulation?

Modest role: Central autoregulation responds to carbon dioxide and pH levels, and both blood flow and blood pressure respond based on fluctuations. The brain blood barrier will allow interactions with outside and inside contacts for these situations. ...Read more