Cerebrospinal fluid


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Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)

absorption of p. 521

blood-brain barrier and p. 511

circulation of p. 512, 519, 539

Guillain-Barré syndrome p. 542

hydrocephalus p. 540

multiple sclerosis p. 541

neurodegenerative disorders p. 539

origins p. 504

poliomyelitis p. 549

spinal cord p. 524

ventricular system p. 521

yellowish tint p. 722

Yellow cerebrospinal fluid p. 722


Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is a clear fluid that surrounds the brain and spinal cord. It is produced in the choroid plexus of the brain and circulates through the brain's ventricular system and around the spinal cord. The cerebrospinal fluid serves as a cushion for the brain and spinal cord, helps to circulate nutrients and oxygen to these organs, removes waste products from them, and helps to protect them from injury.


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