American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The serumlike fluid that circulates through the ventricles of the brain, the cavity of the spinal cord, and the subarachnoid space, functioning in shock absorption.
- n. medicine Abbreviated CSF. A clear bodily fluid in the form of very pure saline solution with microglia that occupies the subarachnoid space in the brain (between the skull and the cerebral cortex), and which acts as a cushion or buffer for the cortex.
- n. clear liquid produced in the ventricles of the brain; fills and protects cavities in the brain and spinal cord
“Then withdraw the point carefully, applying pressure to the eyelid so blood and cerebrospinal fluid don't leak out into the eye socket, which could upset the patient.”
“Clinical stabilization and effective B-lymphocyte depletion in the cerebrospinal fluid and peripheral blood of a patient with fulminant relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis.”
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