cerebrospinal fluid

Pronunciation: (seh-REE-broh-SPY-nul FLOO-id)

The fluid that flows in and around the hollow spaces of the brain and spinal cord, and between two of the meninges (the thin layers of tissue that cover and protect the brain and spinal cord). Cerebrospinal fluid is made by tissue called the choroid plexus in the ventricles (hollow spaces) in the brain. Also called CSF.

Definition from: Cancer.gov

Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF, shown in blue) is made by tissue that lines the ventricles (hollow spaces) in the brain. It flows in and around the brain and spinal cord to help cushion them from injury and provide nutrients. El líquido cefalorraquídeo (LCR, representado en azul) se elabora a partir del tejido que reviste los ventrículos (espacios huecos) en el cerebro. Fluye dentro del cerebro y la médula espinal y alrededor de estos para ayudar a amortiguarlos en caso de una lesión y para proporcionar nutrientes. Date last modified: 2014-11-19