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Alzaidi, S.; Moorhead, K.T.; David, T.; Chase, J.G. (2004)
Conference Contributions - Other
University of Canterbury Library
The cerebral mass is supplied by the Circle of Willis (COW), Figure 1 (a), , which distributes incoming oxygen rich blood from the internal carotid and basilar arteries. If the COW is incomplete, stroke-like symptoms can result if there is any shortage in blood supply. Blood flow through the COW is determined principally by auto-regulation, a process maintaining homeostasis by altering the peripheral resistance as to provide a constant supply of oxygenated blood irrespective of pressure variations . A model of the auto-regulation response for normal and incomplete COW is implemented.View record details