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- n. A shortage of glucose in the brain
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Hepatic necrosis becomes apparent at 24-36 hrs with: right subchondral pain/tenderness reappearance of vomiting and neuroglycopenia
Professor Vincent Marks, a leading authority on the forensic aspects of hypoglycemia and its role in criminal behavior, discusses how hypoglycemia-related neuroglycopenia can cause behavioral changes, which can bring people with diabetes into conflict with the law.
He raises the question of whether a person suffering from neuroglycopenia can formulate the intention to commit an offence, going on to outline the medico-legal relevance of hypoglycemia, and to discuss the less common offence of malicious administration of insulin and/or a sulfonylurea as a weapon to induce hypoglycemic coma.
In particular, the brain is highly dependent on glucose as its energy source, being an obligate glucose consumer; neuroglycopenia, the condition where there is an inadequate supply of glucose to the brain, can affect function and may even to lead to coma.
How trivial does my tennis elbow seem beside another guy's neuroglycopenia?