Cerebral Vascular Smooth Muscle and Its Control. Ciba Foundation Symposium 56 (new series). pages. Elsevier/Excerpta Medica/North-Holland, Amsterdam, Oxford, and New York 1978. Price, not given.

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Response of the cerebral circulation to such systemic disturbances as hypoxia, hypercapnia, and changes in arterial perfusion pressure and to alterations in cerebral metabolic rate are the two main areas considered. The roles of H +, K +, and aminergic and peptidergic neurotransmitters and of the specialized nerve tracts serving the cerebral vessels are discussed. For physiologists, neurologists, neuroanatomists, neuropharmacologists, histochemists, and anesthetists. Subject index.

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