PERITZ SCHEINBERG, M.D., F.A.C.P.
It is generally agreed that glucose provides the primary source of energy for the cells of the central nervous system. Studies of human cerebral metabolism in vivo by means of the nitrous oxide technique for measuring cerebral blood flow have shown that in the normal resting, fasting young adult, cerebral glucose consumption is approximately 6.2 mg glucose/100 g brain tissue (1); and in more recent studies utilizing a method that measures total cerebral blood flow, total brain glucose consumption is shown to be about 95 mg glucose/min (2). The dependence of the brain on a constant source of glucose is
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SCHEINBERG P. Observations on Cerebral Carbohydrate Metabolism in Man. Ann Intern Med. 1965;62:367–371. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-62-2-367
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