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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Hyperammonemia can lead to cerebral edema, and remains a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in patients with acute liver failure," commented William M.
Clinical and radiological features of cerebral edema in fulminant hepatic failure.
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4,6) The cerebral edema is best seen as hyperintensity on FLAIR images, (6) and manifests in characteristic patterns on MRI, with the parieto-occipital regions the most commonly involved (94%), followed by the frontal lobe (77%), temporal lobe (64%), and cerebellum (53%), (4) basically following the watershed zones.
Progesterone has been shown to reduce cerebral edema, downregulate the inflammatory cascade, decrease postinjury ischemia, reduce glutamate-related excitotoxicity, enhance the effects of GABA, and protect mitochondrial function in animal models.