Cerebral glucose utilization: local changes during and after recovery from spreading cortical depression

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Science  12 Jan 1979:
Vol. 203, Issue 4376, pp. 188-190
DOI: 10.1126/science.758688


Cerebral glucose utilization is markedly increased in most areas of the cerebral cortex and reduced in many subcortical structures during spreading cortical depression. During recovery, cortical glucose utilization is still elevated, but the increased metabolic activity is distributed in columns running perpendicularly through the cortex.