- n. clear liquid produced in the ventricles of the brain; fills and protects cavities in the brain and spinal cord
“Kvande, Catecholamine derived compounds in urine and cerebral spinal fluid from alcoholics during and after long-standing intoxication, Substance and Alcohol Actions/Misuse 2 1981: 63-72; B.”
“Other researchers, including Douglas Kerr at Hopkins, are looking at elevated levels of specific proteins not in the blood, but in the spinal fluid of MS patients, to help confirm diagnosis.”
“Kerr has found that levels of a particular protein, interleukin-6, or IL-6, are dramatically elevated in the spinal fluid of patients with transverse myelitis.”
“Helena Stibler and her group found an abnormal form of transferrin in the cerebral spinal fluid of alcoholics.”
“They found that the beta-endorphin level in the spinal fluid of the active alcoholics was only one-third as high as that of the nonalcoholic control group.”
“Lars Terenius and Agneta Wahlstrom stated that they had isolated a material with the same molecular weight from the cerebral spinal fluid of nonaddicted humans.”
“You might remember that this is the same inflammatory cytokine that Douglas Kerr, associate professor of neurology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, found in elevated levels in the spinal fluid of MS patients.”
“Kvande, Salsolinol and methylated salsolinol in urine and cerebral spinal fluid in healthy volunteers, Substance and Akohol Actions/Misuse 2 1981: 73-77.”
“A startling answer came in 1987 when Sidney Spector and his group at the Roche Institute of Molecular Biology announced the discovery of both morphine and codeine in the cerebral spinal fluid of nonaddicted humans.”
“They found higher levels of DBI in the cerebral spinal fluid of males than in females, and higher levels in females who were menstruating than in those who were not.21”
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