Definition of Cisterna magna

1. Noun. A region in the brain posterior to the medulla oblongata, below the cerebellum; cerebrospinal fluid enters from the fourth ventricle. ¹



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Medical Definition of Cisterna magna

1. The largest of the subarachnoid cisterns between the cerebellum and the medulla oblongata; may be divided into a dorsal cistern located between the cerebellum and dorsal surface of the medulla (cisterna magna) and a lateral cistern located between the cerebellum and the lateral aspect of the medulla. Synonym: cisterna cerebellomedullaris, cisterna magna. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cisterna Magna

cistern of cytoplasmic reticulum
cistern of great cerebral vein
cistern of great vein of cerebrum
cistern of lateral fossa of cerebrum
cistern of nuclear envelope
cisterna
cisterna ambiens
cisterna basalis
cisterna caryothecae
cisterna cerebellomedullaris
cisterna chiasmatis
cisterna chyli
cisterna cruralis
cisterna fossae lateralis cerebri
cisterna interpeduncularis
cisterna magna (current term)
cisterna perilymphatica
cisterna pontis
cisterna superioris
cisterna venae magnae cerebri
cisternae
cisternae subarachnoideales
cisternal
cisternal maturation model
cisternal puncture
cisternography
cisterns
cistic
cistrome
cistromes

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