normal pressure hydrocephalus

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normal pressure hydrocephalus n.
A hydrocephalic condition in which the spinal fluid pressure remains normal, resulting from the inability of the arachnoid granulations to absorb cerebrospinal fluid, and characterized by progressive dementia. Also called occult hydrocephalus.

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