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hy·dro·ceph·a·lus

 (hī′drō-sĕf′ə-ləs) also hy·dro·ceph·a·ly (-lē)
n.
A usually congenital condition in which an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the cerebral ventricles causes enlargement of the skull and compression of the brain, destroying much of the neural tissue.

[New Latin, from Greek hudrokephalon : hudro-, hydro- + kephalē, head; see ghebh-el- in Indo-European roots.]

hy′dro·ce·phal′ic (-sə-făl′ĭk), hy′dro·ceph′a·loid′ (-loid′), hy′dro·ceph′a·lous (-ləs) adj.

hydrocephalus

(ˌhaɪdrəʊˈsɛfələs) or

hydrocephaly

n
(Pathology) 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. Nontechnical name: water on the brain
hydrocephalic, ˌhydroˈcephaloid, ˌhydroˈcephalous adj

hy•dro•ceph•a•lus

(ˌhaɪ drəˈsɛf ə ləs)

also hy`dro•ceph′a•ly,



n.
an accumulation of serous fluid within the cranium, esp. in infancy, due to obstruction of the movement of cerebrospinal fluid, often causing great enlargement of the head; water on the brain.
[1660–70; < Late Latin hydrocephalus (morbus) water-headed (sickness), translation of Greek tò hydroképhalon páthos. See hydro-1, -cephalous]
hy•dro•ce•phal•ic (ˌhaɪ droʊ səˈfæl ɪk) adj., n.
hy`dro•ceph′a•lous, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hydrocephalus - an abnormal condition in which cerebrospinal fluid collects in the ventricles of the brain; in infants it can cause abnormally rapid growth of the head and bulging fontanelles and a small face; in adults the symptoms are primarily neurological
abnormalcy, abnormality - an abnormal physical condition resulting from defective genes or developmental deficiencies
Translations

hydrocephalus

[ˌhaɪdrəʊˈsefələs] Nhidrocefalia f

hy·dro·ceph·a·lus

[MIM*236600]
n. hidrocéfalo, acumulación de líquido cefalorraquídeo en los ventrículos del cerebro.

hydrocephalus

n hidrocefalia; normal pressure — hidrocefalia normotensiva
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The clinical development program examined a number of subjects including 180 end-of-life subjects (69 of whom were followed to autopsy) and 49 subjects with suspected Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) - a progressive condition associated with dementia, gait abnormalities and urinary incontinence - who underwent in vivo cortical biopsy.
The clinical development program examined a number of subjects including 180 end-of-life subjects (69 of whom were followed to autopsy) and 49 subjects with suspected Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) a progressive condition associated with dementia, gait abnormalities and urinary incontinence who underwent in vivo cortical biopsy.