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cerebrospinal


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cerebro-spinal  \Cer`e*bro-spi"nal\,  a.  [Cerebrum  +  spinal.] 
  (Anat.) 
  Of  or  pertaining  to  the  central  nervous  system  consisting  of 
  the  brain  and  spinal  cord. 
 
  {Cerebro-spinal  fluid}  (Physiol.),  a  serous  fluid  secreted  by 
  the  membranes  covering  the  brain  and  spinal  cord. 
 
  {Cerebro-spinal  meningitis},  {Cerebro-spinal  fever}  (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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cerebrospinal 
  adj  :  of  or  relating  to  the  brain  and  spinal  cord;  "cerebrospinal 
  fluid" 




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