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  • n. hydrocephalus

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The proper form for hydrocephalus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an abnormal condition in which cerebrospinal fluid collects in the ventricles of the brain; in infants it can cause abnormally rapid growth of the head and bulging fontanelles and a small face; in adults the symptoms are primarily neurological


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  • A liquid gets deposited in the area between brain and skull which causes pressure on the brain (also known as hydrocephaly).


  • The risk for spina bifida, hydrocephaly, congenital glaucoma and gastroschisis was also heightened, the report said.

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  • As the nation learns that Senator Chris Dodd's prostate cancer is likely treatable -- with treatments paid for by his federal employee health plan -- a neighbor of mine is losing the use of the left side of her body due to a malfunctioning shunt designed to alleviate the damage done by hydrocephaly she has had from birth.

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  • If you want a specific set of reasoning for a specific type of case, then take hydrocephaly.

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  • According to the March of Dimes Foundation, birth defects known to be associated with Accutane include: hydrocephaly (enlargement of the fluid-filled spaces in the brain); microcephaly (small head and brain); mental retardation; heart defects; ear and eye abnormalities; cleft lip and palate; and other facial abnormalities.

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  • A most interesting medical discovery that supports the notion that despite extensive loss of brain matter due to hydrocephaly it is possible to adapt:

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  • Our little boy had a very advanced textbook case of hydrocephaly.

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  • The hydrocephaly also meant that a natural labor risked rupturing my cervix and my uterus.

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  • She gave examples of cases which were treated for cancer, oedema, hydrocephaly, sterility and AIDS.

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  • When the augmentation of the volume of the cranium is caused by an abundant quantity of serous fluid the anomaly is known as hydrocephaly.

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