Why do brain cells die so quickly without the supply of oxygen? compared to other cell types in the body?

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Why do brain cells die so quickly without the supply of oxygen? compared to other cell types in the body?

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High metabolic rate, many mitochondria requiring energy to change electrolyte levels to send neuronal signals. Complex protective measures and structures needing many proteins. Mitochondria need lots of O2 to make this energy so it dies quickly.

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