cerebral edema

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cerebral edema

Swelling of the brain often resulting from head injury.
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Noun1.cerebral edema - swelling of the brain due to the uptake of water in the neuropile and white matter
dropsy, edema, hydrops, oedema - swelling from excessive accumulation of watery fluid in cells, tissues, or serous cavities
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These methods apply measuring brain size using MRI, endocranial volume measured from empty skulls, wet brain weight at autopsy, and external head size measurements which all of them produce the same results (Dekaban, 1978; Peters et al., 2000; Svennerholm et al., 1997; Mayhew & Olsen., 1991; Cotter et al., 1999; Nooranipoor & Masteri Farahani, 2008).
The "wet brain" condition normally affects males of between 40 and 59 and females aged 30 to 49.
This can cause Korsakoff's syndrome - or 'wet brain' - which is irreversible memory loss.