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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 50-54

Pathophysiology of brain stem death


Department of Anesthesia, Amrita Institute of Medical Science, Kochi, Kerala, India

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Dr. Eldo Issac
Department of Anesthesia, Amrita Institute of Medical Science, Kochi, Kerala
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/AMJM.AMJM_32_20

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Brain stem death (BD) is a pathological process which has a profound effect on hemodynamic balance, hormone levels and functioning of other organ systems. It also triggers a systemic inflammatory response. Knowledge about the changes that occur during brain stem death is necessary for subsequent management. This article discusses the pathophysiological changes in the body after brain stem death.


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