Haemodynamic response to haemorrhage: distinct contributions of midbrain and forebrain structures.


The haemodynamic response to a fixed volume haemorrhage passes through three distinct phases: a normotensive, compensatory phase; a hypotensive, decompensatory phase; and a post-haemorrhage, recompensatory phase. The role of the forebrain and midbrain in regulating the triphasic response to a 'fast' (1.5%/min) or 'slow' (0.75%/min) rate of blood withdrawal… (More)