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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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Translations

hydrocephalus

[ˌhaɪdrəʊˈsefələs] Nhidrocefalia f
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hy·dro·ceph·a·lus

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

n hidrocefalia; normal pressure — hidrocefalia normotensiva
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References in periodicals archive ?
That means that 1 in 20 people with suspected dementia or Parkinson's have normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH), which involves excess cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and can mimic the effects of old age.
Clinical and autopsy series carried out prior to the availability of CT showed an incidence of 4% to 5% for silent brain tumors or other intracranial masses, such as subdural hematomas, in persons seen for the diagnosis of dementia.[3,9,12-14] Another 1% to 2% or more (depending on the age of the subjects, the relative percentage falling after the age of 70 years) had communicating or normal pressure hydrocephalus. And 10% to 27% had vascular dementia.
A disorder called normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH)--which is caused by a build-up of fluid in the brain--can cause problems with language, problem-solving and memory, along with gait difficulties and incontinence.
Abstract: Normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) is a neurological disorder characterized by a triad of symptoms: gait disturbance, dementia, and urinary incontinence.
N Engl J Med 1965; 273:117-126 [18.] Clarfield AM: Normal pressure hydrocephalus - Saga or swamp?
(320) Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus: Challenges in Diagnosis and Treatment Christine Byrd, MSN RN ANP ACNP
A pilot study of quantitative MRI measurements of ventricular volume and cortical atrophy for the differential diagnosis of normal pressure hydrocephalus. Neurol.
The actor, popularly known for 'The Carol Burnett Show', was suffering complications from Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH) and had no signs of dementia or Alzheimer's.
Prior to his death, he had suffered complications from normal pressure hydrocephalus (NPH) and had no signs of dementia or Alzheimer's, Bragman said.
reported that L-PGDS levels were decreased in (idiopathic) normal pressure hydrocephalus. (28) As described above, L-PGDS, brain-type Tf, and sAPP are all decreased in iNPH (Fig.