Definition of intracranial
: existing or occurring within the cranium; also : affecting or involving intracranial structures
intracraniallyplay \ˈin-trə-ˈkrā-nē-ə-lē, ˈin-(ˌ)trä-\ adverb
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Fowler was diagnosed this year with idiopathic intracranial hypertension, a chronic condition in which her body produces too much spinal fluid, causing pressure on her optic nerves and the risk of blindness.
The scientists were surprised to find that intracranial pressure actually dropped during the periods of zero gravity.
Although the volume of cerebrospinal fluid increases in certain areas, the brain itself doesn’t swell in size, which would be a cause of intracranial pressure.
Intracranial penetration of a TASER dart A 16-year-old boy was shot in the face with a Taser while resisting arrest.
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