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The weight of the normal brain in adult Brazilians



The weight of the normal brain in adult Brazilians



An Fac Med Univ Minas Gerais 20: 231-241



Stady of the weight of 489 brains of normal Brazilain adults. Statistically comparing the results between men and women, among whites, negroes and mulattoes. The conclusion is that the average value for the Brazilain adult is lower than that found in the literature; the average weight of the brain of man was 1264 g (in whites); 1308 g (in negroes) and 1264 g (in mulattoes); in the woman, the average weight was 1179 g (in whites), 1134 g (in negroes) and 1180 g (in mulattoes). The statistical analysis has demonstrated no significant difference among whites, negroes and mulattoes, but it was significant between men and women.

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