blood brain barrier

  • BBB
German: Blut-Hirn-Schranke
Japanese: 血液脳関門

Physiology. Barrier between the blood and the central nervous system with a selective permeability, that controls the exchange of nutrients nessecary for brain metabolism and protects the brain from harmful substances. The blood-brain barrier is formed by the lining of the brain capillaries and by glia cells that surround the neurons.

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