Tag Archives: Physiology

Blood Flow Through the Brain, pt. 2 (The Ride to the Top)

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Let’s get a little more familiar (and look at a cool image) with the path blood takes as it leaves the heart and travels up to the brain. If you don’t recall what we covered in Blood Flow Through the Brain Part 1, take a moment to review. Remember the above picture? Now let’s take a […]

Blood Flow Through the Brain, pt. 1 (Overview)

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We all remember blood flow through the heart being pounded into our heads in school. Knowing the blood flow through the brain is every bit as important and proficiency in the basics of cerebral vasculature can quickly improve your assessment of stroke patients. There is a concept in stroke diagnosis known as localization. This refers to […]

How Neurons Work, pt. 1 (Overview)

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The human brain is constructed of about 100 billion individual neurons (or nerve cells). Each neuron is plays a part in making someone who they are: memories, behavior, quirks, and preferences. When a patient suffers a seizure it’s due to rapid neuronal firing. When a patient becomes unresponsive due to hypoglycemia it’s caused by lack of glucose […]