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[suh-ree-broh-spahyn-l, ser-uh-] /səˌri broʊˈspaɪn l, ˌsɛr ə-/
adjective, Anatomy, Physiology
pertaining to or affecting the brain and the spinal cord.
of or relating to the central nervous system.
Origin of cerebrospinal
1820-30; cerebro- + spinal Unabridged
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Examples from the web for cerebrospinal
  • 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.
  • 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


of or relating to the brain and spinal cord
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cerebrospinal in Medicine

cerebrospinal cer·e·bro·spi·nal (sěr'ə-brō-spī'nəl, sə-rē'brō-)
Relating to the brain and the spinal cord.

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