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What is the blood-brain barrier?

What causes this barrier? What is its function?

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What is the blood-brain barrier?

What causes this barrier?
What is its function?

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The blood-brain barrier is a semipermeable membrane that separates blood circulation and the brain's extracellular fluid in the central nervous system. Think of it as a security guard at the door of a hotel. It will let in essential nutrient while blocking other substances.

It is formed by brain endothelial cells.

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Upload Date: 6/21/2017

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