Neuroprotective effects of argon in an in vivo model of ischemic stroke in the rat

Yu-Mi Ryang, Jens Gempt, Astrid Fahlenkamp, Rolf Rossaint & Mark Coburn
Objective: Argon (Ar) like xenon is a noble gas which excerpts no hypnotic effects under normobaric conditions. Numerous studies showed neuroprotection by xenon in ischemic stroke and brain trauma, but only scarce reports on neuroprotective effects of argon exist. Whereas ubiquitary use of xenon is [for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]