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cerebrospinal fluid

noun

Definition of CEREBROSPINAL FLUID

:  a colorless liquid that is comparable to serum, is secreted from the blood into the lateral ventricles of the brain, and serves chiefly to maintain uniform pressure within the brain and spinal cord

First Known Use of CEREBROSPINAL FLUID

circa 1889

cerebrospinal fluid

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CEREBROSPINAL FLUID

:  a liquid that is comparable to serum but contains less dissolved material, that is secreted from the blood into the lateral ventricles of the brain by the choroid plexus, circulates through the ventricles to the spaces between the meninges about the brain and spinal cord, and is resorbed into the blood through the subarachnoid sinuses, and that serves chiefly to maintain uniform pressure within the brain and spinal cord—called also spinal fluid; compare lymph

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