cerebrospinal fluid

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cerebrospinal fluid

n.
The serumlike fluid that circulates through the ventricles of the brain, the cavity of the spinal cord, and the subarachnoid space, functioning in shock absorption. Also called spinal fluid.

cerebrospinal fluid

n
(Anatomy) the clear colourless fluid in the spaces inside and around the spinal cord and brain. Abbreviation: CSF

cerebrospi′nal flu`id


n.
a fluid, rich in glucose, that circulates in the brain and spinal column.
[1895–1900]

cer·e·bro·spi·nal fluid

(sĕr′ə-brō-spī′nəl, sə-rē′brō-spī′nəl)
The clear fluid that fills the cavities of the brain and spinal cord, serving to lubricate the tissues and to absorb shock.

cerebrospinal fluid

1. A clear fluid filling the brain’s ventricles and surrounding the brain and spinal cord to protect them from injury.
2. A fluid that surrounds the spinal cord and brain.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cerebrospinal fluid - clear liquid produced in the ventricles of the brain; fills and protects cavities in the brain and spinal cord
bodily fluid, body fluid, liquid body substance, humour, humor - the liquid parts of the body
ventricle - one of four connected cavities in the brain; is continuous with the central canal of the spinal cord and contains cerebrospinal fluid
medulla spinalis, spinal cord - a major part of the central nervous system which conducts sensory and motor nerve impulses to and from the brain; a long tubelike structure extending from the base of the brain through the vertebral canal to the upper lumbar region
Translations
mozkomíšní mok
líquido cefalorraquídeolíquido cerebroespinal
cerebrospinalvätska
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Identification of post-mortem cerebrospinal fluid proteins as potential biomarkers of ischemia and neurodegeneration.
They used a procedure called two-dimensional electrophoresis, separating cerebrospinal fluid proteins based on relative acidity and on size.

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