Developmental Physiology of the Central Nervous System

Kenneth Martin Brady*, R. Blaine Easley, Bruno Bissonnette

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

This chapter discusses brain development with a focus on topics that are clinically relevant to the pediatric anesthesiologist. Development of the pathways and neurotransmitters involved in pain transmission is outlined in addition to an expanded focus on cerebrovascular physiology. Clinically common neurological injuries are discussed as a function of developmental stage of occurrence. The physiology of the intracranial compartment and vasculature is emphasized, as are tools that the pediatric anesthesiologist can use to prevent secondary neurological injury.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationGregory's Pediatric Anesthesia
Subtitle of host publicationFifth Edition
PublisherWiley Blackwell
Pages117-138
Number of pages22
ISBN (Print)1444333461, 9781444333466
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 9 2011

Keywords

  • Brain development
  • Cerebral vascular physiology
  • Cerebrospinal fluid
  • Development of pain pathways
  • Electroencephalogram
  • Evoked potentials
  • Intracranial compartment
  • Spine development
  • Vascular anatomy of the brain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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