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Cerebral Ischemia 01

Topic: Pathology

Created on Monday, November 26 2007 by jdmiles

Last modified on Monday, November 26 2007.

In cases of mild hypoxic injury, which of the following cells are most likely to be damaged?

 
        A) Pyramidal cells from cerebral cortex, layer VI
 
        B) Microglia
 
        C) Pyramidal cells in area CA1 of the hippocampus
 
        D) Pigmented neurons in the substantia nigra
 
        E) Oligodendrocytes
 

 


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A) Pyramidal cells from cerebral cortex, layer VI

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The cell types in the brain that are most susceptible to hypoxia are the pyramidal cells in the CA1 area of the hippocampus, and the Purkinje cells from the cerebellum.

With somewhat more severe hypoxic injury, laminar necrosis will occur in cerebral cortex layers III, V, and VI.

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B) Microglia

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The cell types in the brain that are most susceptible to hypoxia are the pyramidal cells in the CA1 area of the hippocampus, and the Purkinje cells from the cerebellum.

Glial cells are more resistant to hypoxic injury than are neurons.

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C) Pyramidal cells in area CA1 of the hippocampus

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The cell types in the brain that are most susceptible to hypoxia are the pyramidal cells in the CA1 area of the hippocampus, and the Purkinje cells from the cerebellum.  (See References)

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D) Pigmented neurons in the substantia nigra

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The cell types in the brain that are most susceptible to hypoxia are the pyramidal cells in the CA1 area of the hippocampus, and the Purkinje cells from the cerebellum.

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E) Oligodendrocytes

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The cell types in the brain that are most susceptible to hypoxia are the pyramidal cells in the CA1 area of the hippocampus, and the Purkinje cells from the cerebellum.

Glial cells are more resistant to hypoxic injury than are neurons.

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References:

1. Prayson, R.A., and Goldblum, J.R. (Eds.) (2005). Neuropathology. Elsevier Churchill Livingstone, Philadelphia. (ISBN:0443066582)Advertising:
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Cerebral Ischemia 01
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