hydrocephalous

hydrocephalic

[hahy-droh-suh-fal-ik]
adjective Pathology.
of or pertaining to hydrocephalus.
Also, hydrocephalous [hahy-druh-sef-uh-luhs] .


Origin:
1805–15; hydrocephal(us) + -ic

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hydrocephalus or hydrocephaly (ˌhaɪdrəʊˈsɛfələs, ˌhaɪdrəʊˈsɛfəlɪ)
 
n
Nontechnical name: water on the brain accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within the ventricles of the brain because its normal outlet has been blocked by congenital malformation or disease. In infancy it usually results in great enlargement of the head
 
hydrocephaly or hydrocephaly
 
n
 
hydrocephalic or hydrocephaly
 
adj
 
hydro'cephaloid or hydrocephaly
 
adj
 
hydro'cephalous or hydrocephaly
 
adj

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hydrocephalus (hī'drō-sěf'ə-ləs) also hydrocephaly   (hī'drō-sěf'ə-ləs)  Pronunciation Key 
A usually congenital condition in which an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid in the cerebral ventricles causes enlargement of the skull and compression of and injury to brain tissue. If hydrocephalus becomes progressive, a shunt is surgically placed to reduce pressure by conducting fluid away from the brain, usually to the peritoneum.

hydrocephalic adjective (hī'drō-sə-fāl'ĭk)
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