Blood-brain barrier refers to the system that “filters” the blood before it can enter the brain; mechanism that keeps many chemicals out of the brain. Affords protection from potentially harmful substances circulating in the body through the bloodstream. It bars certain drugs totally from the brain, and other substances require an active transport system across the Blood–brain barrier.

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