Effect of 80% Xe on whole brain blood flow and metabolism in awake monkeys.


We previously reported that 33% xenon (Xe) did not activate cerebral blood flow (CBF) and metabolism in monkeys as it appears to do in humans. However, monkeys may be less sensitive to Xe than humans are, which would explain the discrepancy in the results, but no one has studied the effects of higher concentrations of Xe on CBF and metabolism in monkeys… (More)