Fluids Barriers CNS 2021 Mar 12;18(1):11. Epub 2021 Mar 12.
Family Medicine, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, A.T. Still University, Kirksville, MO, 63501, USA.
Background: Studies of mammalian CSF dynamics have been focused on three things: paravascular flow, pressure and pulsatility, and "bulk" flow; and three (respective) potential motive forces have been identified: vasomotor, cardiac, and ventilatory. There are unresolved questions in each area, and few links between the different areas. The American alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) has pronounced plasticity in its ventilatory and cardiovascular systems. Read More