cerebrospinal fluid

noun
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

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

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First Known Use of cerebrospinal fluid

circa 1889


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cerebrospinal fluid

noun

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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