Cerebro-spinal

Related to Cerebro-spinal: cerebrospinal fever, cerebrospinal meningitis

Cer`e`bro-spi´nal


a.1.(Anat.) Of or pertaining to the central nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord.
Cerebro-spinal fluid
(Physiol.) a serous fluid secreted by the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord.
Cerebro-spinal meningitis
(Med.) a dangerous epidemic, and endemic, febrile disease, characterized by inflammation of the membranes of the brain and spinal cord, giving rise to severe headaches, tenderness of the back of the neck, paralysis of the ocular muscles, etc. It is sometimes marked by a cutaneous eruption, when it is often called spotted fever. It is not contagious.
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Secondary objectives were to assess early effects of PQ912 on the exploratory endpoints NTB, EEG, cerebro-spinal fluid biomarkers related to the QC-inhibition (mechanism of action) and to the Alzheimer's disease pathology.
The intensity of this cystic mass was similar to the cerebro-spinal fluid on T2-weighted images (Figure 2).
Part 6 specifies the requirements for connectors used in neuraxial applications intended to administer medications to neuraxial sites, wound infiltration, anaesthesia delivery, other regional anaesthesia procedures and to monitor or remove cerebro-spinal fluid for therapeutic or diagnostic purposes.
Qatar Red Crescent (QRC) is to support the health sector in Yemen through a project to distribute cerebro-spinal fluid (CSF) collection machines among needy patients there.
The evolving strategy will aim to fit particular drugs to patients with specific characteristics, identified through brain scans, genetic make-up, or biomarkers in the blood or cerebro-spinal fluid.
Post-dural puncture headache is caused by loss of cerebro-spinal fluid from the intrathecal space as well as saturation of cranium vessels.
AZD3293 is an oral potent small molecule inhibitor of BACE that has been shown in Phase 1 studies to reduce levels of beta-amyloid in the cerebro-spinal fluid of Alzheimer's patients and healthy volunteers.
Brain samples from autistic people show signs of ongoing inflammation; their blood and cerebro-spinal fluid often shows higher levels of molecules that contribute to an inflammatory response; and they have more antibodies that target the brain and altered immune cells, according to the paper.
And, as the malarial parasite can and will eventually pass into the cerebro-spinal fluid, so will the trypanosome.
If the protozoan crosses into the cerebro-spinal fluid and thence to the brain the patient will become tired, confused and irritable with severe headache, etc.
She has a shunt in her head (a drain for excessive cerebro-spinal fluid) because the tumour is causing massive pressure on the brain.