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Cushing's law

Alternative eponyms

  • Cushing's effect
  • Cushing's phenomenon
  • Cushing's reaction
  • Cushing's response

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Increase in intracranial pressure causes compression of the cerebral blood vessels and cerebral ischemia.

Description

An acute increase of intracranial pressure also causes compression of the cerebral blood vessels and cerebral ischemia, producing an increase of systemic blood pressure over the vasomotor centre, with simultaneous reduction in heart rate, respiratory slowing.

Bibliography

  • H. W. Cushing:
    Some experimental and clinical observations concerning states of increased intracranial tension.
    American Journal of the Medical Sciences, Thorofare, N.J., 1902, 124: 375-400.

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