79 (3) 179-189

Title: 
Brain perfusion part 2: anesthesia and brain perfusion in small animals
Author(s): 
T. WAELBERS, K. PEREMANS, I. GIELEN, S. VERMEIRE, I. POLIS
Abstract: 

Sedatives and anesthetics can influence cerebral metabolism and respiratory and cardiovascular dynamics,which results in changes in cerebral perfusion. This is of major importance when functional brain imagingtechniques are used to measure cerebral blood flow or to evaluate neurotransmitter systems, and also duringneurosurgery. In the present review, the influences on brain perfusion of different sedatives including opioidsand anesthetics commonly used in veterinary medicine are summarized.

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