American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Situated or occurring beneath the arachnoid membrane, or between the arachnoid and the pia mater: subarachnoid space; subarachnoid anesthesia.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Situated beneath the arachnoid—that is, between that membrane and the pia mater: as, the subarachnoid space.
- adj. medicine Located or occurring below the arachnoid mater, often specifically between the arachnoid membrane and the pia mater
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Anat.) Situated under the arachnoid membrane.
- sub- + arachnoid (Wiktionary)
“Sharon Stone, as you know, Larry, had a very difficult situation in September of 2001, where she had a splitting headache and something called a subarachnoid hemorrhage, and she almost died.”
“Brain aneurysms are often discovered when they rupture, causing bleeding into the brain or the space closely surrounding the brain called the subarachnoid space, causing a subarachnoid hemorrhage.”
“Michaels, 47, suffered a type of stroke called a subarachnoid haemorrhage, which causes bleeding in the fluid-filled spaces around the base of the brain.”
“Michaels, 47, is conscious and in critical but stable condition at the unidentified hospital after suffering a type of stroke called a subarachnoid hemorrhage, which causes bleeding in the fluid-filled spaces around the base of the brain.”
“Poison frontman suffers from bleeding in his caused by a type of stroke called a subarachnoid hemorrhage.”
“When a brain aneurysm ruptures, the result is called a subarachnoid hemorrhage.”
“Neurology, found that these smokers were more than six times more likely to suffer a particular type of stroke, called a subarachnoid hemorrhage, than were those who did not smoke and did not have a family history of stroke or brain aneurysm.”
“Eventually, like an over-inflated balloon, the aneurysm can burst (a type of stroke known as a subarachnoid hemorrhage).”
“The type of stroke, called subarachnoid hemorrhage, is one of the bleeding types of stroke and is deadly in about 35 to 40 percent of people.”
“CSF flows through a series of openings or foramens in the brain and out into the subarachnoid space where it is reabsorbed by the venous system.”
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