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Neurological, Compensatory mechanisms, Neurology, Anatomy and physiology, Central nervous system



  1. Eigsti, Janice RN, BSN, CCRN
  2. Henke, Kim RN, MSN, MPA


The skull is a unique part of anatomy. It exists in a state of dynamic equilibrium. The components of the skull and their role in maintaining integrity and normal intracranial pressure will be reviewed in this article. Compensatory mechanisms that attempt to prevent the destructive effects of cerebral ischemia and injury will be discussed.