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Ischaemic swelling of cerebral hemisphere in the gerbil.
  1. M J Harrison,
  2. J Arnold,
  3. L Sedal,
  4. R W Russell


    Ligation of the common carotid artery in the gerbil was found to be associated with an increase in wet weight, volume, and area of the ipsilateral cerebral hemisphere. True swelling and oedema of the hemisphere occurs. This evidence suggests that it is reasonable to continue to use the gerbil as an animal model of the oedema that many accompany cerebral infarction.

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