Describe the control of cerebral blood flow.

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College Answer

Good answers included an equation and then explored the various components of the
equation. Main points for a pass included pressure and metabolic autoregulation and the
various factors that affect cerebral vascular resistance. Graphs were a useful way to answer
this question but were generally underutilised. Several candidates wrote about the Monroe-
Kellie doctrine which was not directly relevant to the question.
Syllabus C1d2a
Reference: Power and Kam 1st edition p 42-43
Guyton and Hall 11th edition p 761-3