Journal article

Cerebrospinal fluid formation and absorption in dehydrated sheep.

A Chodobski, J Szmydynger-Chodobska, MJ McKinley

Am J Physiol | Published : 1998


Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) plays an important role in the brain's adaptive response to acute osmotic disturbances. In the present experiments, the effect of 48-h dehydration on CSF formation and absorption rates was studied in conscious adult sheep. Animals had cannulas chronically implanted into the lateral cerebral ventricles and cisterna magna to enable the ventriculocisternal perfusion. A 48-h water deprivation altered neither CSF production nor resistance to CSF absorption. However, in the water-depleted sheep, intraventricular pressure tended to be lower than that found under control conditions. This likely resulted from decreased extracellular fluid volume and a subsequent drop in cent..

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