Cerebrospinal fluid

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  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Research Paper

    Cerebrospinal fluid Cerebrospinal fluid is important to our body because it can help brain distribute the impact when a head gets injury so that it acts like a cushion, dulling the force. Cerebrospinal fluid is one part of the extracellular of the central nervous system and it is a clear, transparent, bodily fluid that occupies the subarachnoid space and the ventricular system around the brain and spinal cord. The Cerebrospinal fluid is produced by choroid plex, which is a structure in the ventricles of the brain. The viscosity of the Cerebrospinal fluid is similar to the blood plasma. It produces approximately 500 ml each day and provides a fundamental mechanics and immunological protection to the brain and inside the bone. Cerebrospinal fluid spread all through the brain in the…

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  • Hydrocephalus Research Papers

    Hydrocephalus Having a big head is usually taken in a humorous and figurative manner, but when it comes to hydrocephalus it is taken very literally and seriously. Hydrocephalus is a condition in which cerebrospinal fluid accumulates in the brain, enlarging the head and causing brain damage (MedicineNet, 2016). Hydrocephalus can be a result of the ventricles producing too much cerebrospinal fluid. There can also be an obstruction which reduces the flow of cerebrospinal fluid, as well as…

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  • Myelin Case Study

    of the body. (Campellone, et al. 2015) For example, a nerve defect in the CNS can cause problems with balance, numbness, eyesight, coordination and weakness of the limbs. 9. How do an MRI and spinal tap help confirm the diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis? A spinal tap (lumbar puncture) is a practice in which a hollow needle is inserted into the subarachnoid space where the cerebrospinal fluid is withdrawn for diagnostic purposes. The cerebrospinal fluid bathes the brain and spinal cord so a…

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  • Ventral Vs Dorsal Difference

    Diagram the ventricular system. Be certain to include: the lateral ventricles, the 3rd and 4th ventricles, the cerebral aqueduct, and the central canal. Describe the purpose of the ventricular system. In your answer be certain to define components of this system that are more difficult the diagram; specifically Cerebral Spinal Fluid and Arachnoid granulations. (10 points) The ventricular system is made up of ventricles in the brain which contain CSF (Cerebrospinal fluid). The purpose of the…

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  • Central Nervous System: A Case Study

    1.1 Overview
 CSF definition It is a well-known fact that the brain lies within the skull and the spinal cord lies within the vertebral column. Between the soft neutral tissues and the bones that house them are three types of membranous coverings called meninges. Some of the space between these coverings is called subarachnoid space and filled with clear and colorless fluid (cerebrospinal fluid “CSF”). CSF circulates inside the central nervous system through the ventricular part of this system…

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  • Head Injury Research Paper

    1 Intracranial Regulation Name Institution Introduction Cerebrospinal fluid is a colorless body fluid that is found in the brain and spinal cord. It is produced by the choroid plexuses of the ventricle of the brain. It protects the cortex of the brain providing many mechanical protections. Also, it provides immunological to the brain in the skull. The brain produces about 500ml of cerebral spinal fluid which circulates and gets reabsorbed (Peterson et al, 2011). At any moment,…

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  • Essay On Encephalitis

    sudden awaken and cause complete havoc on one’s brain tissue. A vast majority of viral infections such as, the common flu, measles, mumps, herpes simples, rabies, chicken pox, and west Nile can be a host for viral encephalitis. Herpes simplex and viruses carried by animals such as rabies and West Nile are the most common of the viral encephalitis cases. Each person infected with encephalitis can be subject to a huge range of severity, with the most severe cases ending unfortunately in death.…

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  • Hydrocephalus In One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest

    The portrayal of hydrocephalus in Ken Kesey’s novel, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, is mostly accurate. Even though there is limited information about the disorder in the novel, the information presented provides plenty of factual symptoms and appearances of children with hydrocephalus. In order to fully understand this disorder, the history of treatment should be viewed in detail, and examples from the novel should be examined. Hydrocephalus, “water on the brain”, is a disorder that has…

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  • Arteriovenous Malformation Case Study

    bone flap. The dura then has to be opened. The dura is the outermost membrane that lines the skull and surrounds the brain and spinal cord. Once the surgeon has cut through the three meningeal layers and the AVM is reached, it is carefully separated from the surrounding brain tissue. The surgeon will reference the CT scan and MRI often throughout the surgery for guidance. The blood vessels on either side of the AVM are clamped to cut off the blood supply and the AVM can then be removed.…

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  • Case Study On Differential Diagnoses

    ordered: CBC with differential, BMP, thyroid function panel, urine drug screen: Per Andari, “Basic laboratory studies, such as complete blood counts (CBCs) and metabolic panels, are normal and of limited value in the workup. They are often ordered, however, to exclude other diagnoses and to better assess functional status and prognosis” (2016). However, basic tests such as CBC are useful to rule out infectious processes and should not be discarded on the basis of premature diagnostic…

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