Surface area of (1.3 kg) brain

Range ~20 m^2
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Abbott NJ, Rönnbäck L, Hansson E. Astrocyte-endothelial interactions at the blood-brain barrier. Nat Rev Neurosci. 2006 Jan7(1):41-53 DOI: 10.1038/nrn1824 p.42 right column 2nd paragraphPubMed ID16371949
Comments P.42 right column 2nd paragraph: "Because of its large surface area (∼20 m^2 per 1.3 kg brain) and the short diffusion distance between neurons and capillaries, the endothelium has the predominant role in regulating the brain microenvironment."
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