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Cerebrospinal fluid (anatomy)

CEREBROSPINAL FLUID ANATOMY Cerebrospinal fluid is responsible for protecting the central nervous system by maintaining the fluid structures within it. This means that the entire central nervous system is essentially “floating” within the human body. This action not only protects, but lightens the central nervous system. CEREBROSPINAL FLUID STRUCTURE The brain of more...

Meningitis (diseases)

Meningitis is typically an infection that causes the swelling and inflammation of cerebrospinal fluid and the membranes which surround the spinal cord and the brain. Meningitis is a very serious condition that requires immediate medical attention. Most cases of meningitis occur in patients ages 15 to 25, as opposed to more...

Ventricles and cerebrospinal fluid (anatomy)

VENTRICLES AND CEREBROSPINAL FLUID ANATOMY Cerebrospinal fluid can be found in the subarachnoid space, the central canal, and the ventricles. Cerebraospinal fluid is created by the active transport of particular substances in blood plasma within the choroid plexus. The fluid itself is clear, almost like lymph fluid, and one of its more...