Effect of Chlorpromazine on Cerebral Hemodynamics and Cerebral Oxygen Metabolism in Man
Cerebral blood flow frequently decreases following the intravenous administration of chlorpromazine, apparently a result of the reduction in arterial blood pressure. If arterial blood pressure does not decrease, cerebral blood flow is not altered. Chlorpromazine does not exert a depressant effect on cerebral oxygen consumption as morphine does.
- © 1956 American Heart Association, Inc.