Average rate of oxygen consumption of the brain

Value 3.5 ml/100g brain/min Range: Table - link ml/100g brain/min
Organism Human Homo sapiens
Reference Sokoloff L (1996) The metabolism of the central nervous system in vivo. In: Handbook of physiology-neurophysiology (Field J, Magoun HW, Hall VE, eds), pp 1843–1864. Washington, DC: American Physiological Society. p.1846 table 1 & p.1847 right column 3rd paragraph
Primary Source See pointers to refs on right of table
Comments "From the data on the rate of oxygen consumption of the brain presented in table 1, it is apparent that its energy output is quite substantial, indeed one of the highest of all the organs of the body. Consuming oxygen at an average rate of 3.5 ml per 100 gm per min., a brain of average weight, approximately 1,400 gm, accounts for a total oxygen consumption of 49 ml per min. or almost 20 per cent of the total basal body oxygen consumption of the normal young human adult."
Entered by Uri M
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