Drug delivery to the brain: is the blood-brain barrier as friend and foe
- At: 2014 FIP Congress in PSWC, Melbourne (Australia)
- Type: Presentation
- By: BANKS, William (VA/U of Washington, Medicine, Seattle, United States of America)
The blood-brain barrier (BBB) is comprised of the capillary bed of the brain modified so as to limit the unregulated exchange of substances between the blood and the central nervous system (CNS). These modifications abolish the production of an ultrafiltrate and so eliminate an easy access of drugs into the brain. Most current drugs that affect.. The access to the whole abstract and the presentation file is available to FIP members and to congress participants of that specific congress.