Assessment of neuronal survival after global ischemia. Neuronal damage in three areas (lateral (1), mid (2) and medial (3)) of the dorsal rat hippocampus (hipp) expressed as percent of undamaged cells obtained in controls, the neocortex (Cx) and in the striatum (Str) as damage scores. Each dot represents an individual animal. Animals were treated with either vehicle or EPO infusion of 3 days. Damage was assessed on day 7 after 10 minutes of global cerebral ischemia. No significant difference between vehicle or EPO treated groups was found. Statistical analysis: hippocampus and cortex – Students t-test; striatum - Mann–Whitney test. Abbreviations: l –left, r – right, sal – saline.