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The blood-brain barrier (BBB) is an important component of protection for the brain.
Which of the following is a property of the BBB? Select ALL that apply.
It is generally permeable to lipid-soluble compounds.
It is absent in portions of the hypothalamus.
Astrocytes surround the CNS capillaries.
The capillary endothelial cells are interconnected by tight junctions.
It is generally permeable to protein compounds.