choroid plexus

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choroid plexus

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(Anatomy) a multilobed vascular membrane, projecting into the cerebral ventricles, that secretes cerebrospinal fluid
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Noun1.choroid plexus - a vascular plexus of the cerebral ventricles that regulate intraventricular pressure
plexus, rete - a network of intersecting blood vessels or intersecting nerves or intersecting lymph vessels
arteria choroidea, choroidal artery - an artery that supplies the choroid plexus
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1) Herophilus apparently believed that 'psychic pneuma' was formed in the choroid plexus of the lateral ventricles (out of 'natural pneuma') from where it permeated through to the 4th ventricle (command centre) and activated all nerve action (there being a 'sensory pneuma' for sensory nerves, and 'motor pneuma' for motor nerves).
Stage 20: The Choroid Plexus of the Lateral Ventricles, the Optic and Habenular Commissures, and the Interpeduncular and Septal Nuclei.