Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to the brain and spinal cord.

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to brain or spine (particularly the spinal cord).

Etymologies

cerebro- +‎ spinal (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • To obtain cerebrospinal fluid (the fluid that circulates around the brain and spinal cord) to look for infection or cancer cells, or

    Lumbar Puncture

  • We measured OT concentrations in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) collected from 22 medically healthy women, aged 18-45 years, categorized into those with none-mild versus those with moderate-severe exposure to various forms of childhood abuse or neglect.

    A California Ruling

  • D. Higley, of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, have produced strains of rhesus monkeys that are variously inhibited, uninhibited, or aggressive, and have then tracked their neurobiology through their neurotransmitters 'metabolites, or end products, in cerebrospinal fluid.

    How We Become What We Are

  • The cerebrospinal is the channel through which we receive conscious perception from the physical senses and exercise control over the movements of the body.

    The Master Key System

  • This disease may be mistaken at times for foreign bodies in the mouth or for the so-called cerebrospinal meningitis.

    Special Report on Diseases of the Horse

  • The procedure is named after the Italian doctor who spearheaded it, Dr. Paolo Zamboni, who coined the term chronic cerebrospinal venous insufficiency to describe the phenomenon he believes is behind MS. The idea is that blocked or narrowed veins trigger the debilitating illness, and he developed a procedure in which tiny balloons are inserted in the veins - a form of angioplasty.

    CBC | Top Stories News

  • First they measured levels of the protein, called cerebrospinal fluid CSF amyloid, which is often depressed in Alzheimer's sufferers.

    Telegraph.co.uk - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • To meet these new criteria for a diagnosis of Alzheimer's, patients would not necessarily have clinical symptoms of dementia, but would have episodic memory impairment together with at least one positive biomarker shown on a brain scan or in test called a cerebrospinal fluid

    Yahoo! News: Business - Opinion

  • The research group is an international group with a strong research focus in brain imaging (structural and functional) and in the area of biological based markers (such as cerebrospinal fluid and blood - based).

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  • "Therefore, demonstrating that Alzheimer's disease biomarkers, such as cerebrospinal fluid beta-amyloid protein 1-42 (CSF Aß1-42), total CSF tau protein and

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