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cerebrospinal fluid

noun, Physiology
the fluid in the ventricles of the brain, between the arachnoid and pia mater, and surrounding the spinal cord.
Origin of cerebrospinal fluid
1895-1900 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for cerebrospinal fluid
  • The evacuated cavity is left empty, filling with cerebrospinal fluid in a day or so.
  • One promising avenue of research involves searching for biomarkers such as tau proteins in the cerebrospinal fluid of patients.
  • People with parasites in their cerebrospinal fluid have a much harder future ahead of them.
  • Increased intracranial pressure can be due to a rise in cerebrospinal fluid pressure.
  • Brain edema and disorders of cerebrospinal fluid circulation.
  • Cranial and intracranial disease: trauma, cerebrospinal fluid disturbances, degenerative disorders and epilepsy.
  • During the test, a needle is inserted into the spine and a sample of the cerebrospinal fluid is collected.
  • Clear cerebrospinal fluid surrounds the brain which has unremarkable gyri and sulci.
British Dictionary definitions for cerebrospinal fluid

cerebrospinal fluid

the clear colourless fluid in the spaces inside and around the spinal cord and brain CSF
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cerebrospinal fluid in Medicine

cerebrospinal fluid n.
Abbr. CSF
The serumlike fluid that circulates through the ventricles of the brain, the cavity of the spinal cord, and the subarachnoid space, functioning as a shock absorber.

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cerebrospinal fluid in Science
cerebrospinal fluid
  (sěr'ə-brō-spī'nəl, sə-rē'brō-)   
The clear fluid that fills the cavities of the brain and covers the surfaces of the brain and spinal cord. It lubricates the tissues and cushions them from shock and injury.
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