What happens when you damage the reticular formation in the brain?
damage to the Reticular Formation can result in prolonged coma, minor epilepsy, or narcolepsy.
(found in the brain stem) relays important information to other areas of the brain and in arousal. example: cat with it helps keep it alert from any disturbances / with out the reticular formation the cat will be lapsed in to a coma which will never awake even from the slightest of disturbances. it help keep you alert and aware of your surroundings while driving.
What will happen to you when sevoflurane reaches the reticular formation neurons that control sleep and consciousness?
Sevoflurane is an inhaled anesthetic that is designed to temporarily cause sleep. Studies have shown that this anesthetic may cause aggression in children when they awaken, but the overall impact on the brain is temporary. Intravenous anesthetics like Propofol have a greater impact on the reticular formation neurons than inhalants.
The reticular formation is a part of the brain that is involved in actions such as awaking/sleeping cycle, and filtering incoming stimuli to discriminate irrelevant background stimuli. It is essential for governing some of the basic functions of higher organisms, and is one of the phylogenetically oldest portions of the brain.
Chronic pain as a reticular formation syndrome. Andy OJ. Abstract Evidence was previously presented to support the thesis that chronic pain is activated by neuronal elements that make up the multisynaptic short axon core of the reticular system (Andy and Peeler 1985). The present thesis, that chronic pain is a reticular formation syndrome, is based on a retrospective analysis of four patients with chronic pain who were successfully treated with a lesion in the anterior…
Explain why trauma to the base of the brain is often much more dangerous than trauma to the frontal lobes?
The PINEAL GLAND which secrestes the hormone Melatonin ( hormone that produces sleep) and the RETICULAR FORMATION which regulates awareness and sleep. These are both the parts of the brain which regulate and account for sleep amounts. They are located in the upper section of your Midbrain. Hope this helps, I used it for my MACBETH Seminar.