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foramen of Monro

noun foramen of Mon·ro \-mən-ˈrō\

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Alexander (Secundus)

(1733–1817), British anatomist. Professor of anatomy at Edinburgh, Monro was the first physician to use the stomach pump and the first to perform paracentesis. In 1783 he published observations on the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system which included a definitive description of the interventricular foramen between the lateral ventricles of the brain. He was also the author of an early, important textbook on comparative anatomy and treatises on the brain, eye, and ear.

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