Cellular Changes

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Injury from ischemic stroke is the result of a complex series of cellular metabolic events that occur rapidly after the interruption of nutrient blood flow to a region of the brain. The duration, severity, and location of focal cerebral ischemia determine the extent of brain function and thus the severity of stroke.

Shown is a summary of the cascade of cellular changes as ischemia progresses.

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