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    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 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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    Intracranial Hypertension is a disease process causing increased cerebrospinal fluid or CSF inside the skull. Patients may experience loss of vision and severe headaches resulting from abnormally high CSF pressure. (NORD, 2015). The essential function of cerebrospinal fluid has long been thought to be a fluid envelope that cushions, protects, and nourishes the brain and spinal cord, and recent data shows that CSF plays an essential role in the homeostasis of the interstitial fluid of the brain…

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    Resolutions of CSF pressure in Type-I Chiari Malformation and Syringomyelia Patients. Alexander S. Iacobucci, Andrew A. Hassall, Meagan E. Harrington, Korey V. Scanlin Introduction: Type-I Chiari Malformation is a neurological disorder describing the herniation of the cerebellum past the foramen magnum, occasionally resulting in a condition known as Syringomyelia. This disorder causes cysts, known as syrinxes, to form in the spinal cord and result in severe damage to neurological function. In…

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    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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    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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    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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    Meningitis Research Paper

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    Meningitis is a disease caused by the inflammation of the protective membranes covering the brain and spinal cord, known as the meninges. The inflammation is usually caused by an infection of the fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord. Meningitis can result from a variety of sources, such as bacteria, viruses, fungus, or parasites; it can also be caused by a physical injury. Treatment for meningitis differs depending on the cause and the severity. So it is imperative to know the cause…

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    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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    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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