BT_PO 1.97 Describe the dynamics and metabolism of cerebrospinal fluid

Ok. A break from pharmacodynamics today.


The single column of rock in this picture is the Totem Pole, a popular rock climbing destination off the Tasman Peninsula ( captured here from the Three Capes Track ).

It was the site of a terrible accident in 1998, but an even more amazing story last year.

If you read the article, you’ll find the link to today’s LO….

BT_PO 1.97 Describe the dynamics and metabolism of cerebrospinal fluid

Refer to the diagram below, which shows CSF formation and absorption to help answer the questions

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The blue line represents CSF production, which is independent of intraventricular pressure T/F

CSF reabsorption is zero when CSF pressure is low T/F

At normal CSF presssure, production of CSF is greater than reabsorption T/F

Increased absorption of CSF is a indefinite means of compensating for rising ICP T/F

CSF is a filtrate of plasma  T/F (no help from the graph there ūüėä )

(You can find the unadulterated version of the graph in Ganong’s Review of Medical Physiology)

 

 

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