The role of arousal and 'gating' systems in the neurology of impaired consciousness Review uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Arousal
  • Brain
  • Consciousness Disorders
  • Sensation Disorders

abstract

  • A brief taxonomy of neurologic disorders resulting in global impairments of consciousness is presented. Particular emphasis is placed on focal injuries of subcortical structures that may produce disorders that are otherwise associated to large bilateral cortical injuries. A distinction between subcortical arousal and "gating" systems is developed. Both clinical and experimental studies are reviewed in the context of these disorders and their possible underlying mechanisms.

publication date

  • November 20, 2000

Research

keywords

  • Review

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 11085547

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 438

end page

  • 52

volume

  • 17

number

  • 5