The Beginnings of the Muʿtazila Reconsidered by Sarah Stroumsa

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Eyelid opening and vertical and horizontal eye movements must be absent in brain death. ♦ c. Caloric testing should be done with the head elevated to 30 degrees during irrigation of the tympanum on each side with 50 mL of ice water. Tympanum irrigation can be accomplished by inserting a small tube into the external auditory canal and connecting it to a 50-mL syringe filled with ice water. Tonic deviation of the eyes directed to the cold caloric stimulus is absent. 26 The investigator should allow up to 1 minute after injection, and the time between stimulation on each side should be at least 5 minutes.

Mid 20th century: ♦ a. Berger, Walter, and Lennox: Ability to record human electroencephalogram (EEG) from scalp and correlate with epilepsy. ♦ b. Penfield and Jasper: Surgical resection facilitated by identification of epileptic focus on the basis of clinical manifestations and electrocorticography (EEG recorded from the brain surface) and identification of functional cortical regions by cortical electrical stimulation. ♦ c. Merritt and Putnam: Determination that phenytoin was an antiepileptic drug using an animal seizure model.

1-1). ♦ d. Intracranial compliance can be described as change in volume divided by the change in pressure. • 3. Cerebral perfusion and autoregulation ♦ a. Brain tissue requires constant perfusion to ensure adequate delivery of substrate, principally oxygen and glucose. TABLE 1-6 Horizontal Displacement of Midline Structures on Computed Tomography Scans and Level of Consciousness True dimensions from midline (mm) Level of consciousness Pineal Septum pellucidum Awake 0-3 2-7 Drowsy 3-6 2-10 Stupor 6-9 7-14 Coma 9-15 12-18 From Ropper AH.

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