cerebro-spinal love

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from The Century Dictionary.

  • In anatomy, pertaining to both the brain and the spinal cord; consisting of the brain and spinal cord; cerebromedullary: as, the cerebrospinal system. Also cerebrorachidian.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Anat.) Of or pertaining to the central nervous system consisting of the brain and spinal cord.
  • adjective (Physiol.) a serous fluid secreted by the membranes covering the brain and spinal cord.
  • adjective (Med.) a dangerous epidemic, and endemic, febrile disease, characterized by inflammation of the membranes of the brain and spinal cord, giving rise to severe headaches, tenderness of the back of the neck, paralysis of the ocular muscles, etc. It is sometimes marked by a cutaneous eruption, when it is often called spotted fever. It is not contagious.

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  • adjective of or relating to the brain and spinal cord

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