Definition of Subarachnoid space

1. Noun. A space in the meninges beneath the arachnoid membrane and above the pia mater that contains the cerebrospinal fluid.

Group relationships: Meninges, Meninx
Generic synonyms: Space



Definition of Subarachnoid space

1. Noun. (anatomy) The space between the arachnoid mater and the pia mater that surround the brain and spinal cord. ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Subarachnoid Space

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subarachnoid space (current term)
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Literary usage of Subarachnoid space

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1. Quain's Elements of Anatomy by Jones Quain, Edward Albert Sharpey-Schäfer, George Dancer Thane, Johnson Symington (1893)
"Beneath it, between it and the pia mater, is a space (subarachnoid space) in which is a considerable quantity of fluid (subarachnoid fluid), ..."

2. Brain Abscess: Its Surgical Pathology and Operative Technic by Wells Phillips Eagleton (1922)
"On the approach of bacteria to the dura the subarachnoid space fortifies itself by an overproduction of cerebro-spinal fluid containing a large number of ..."

3. Textbook of human physiology by Leonard Landois, William Stirling (1889)
"'ln)j on the spinal cord is it separated froa the pia, so that between the two lies the lymphatic subarachnoid space; over (he brain, the t»« membranes are ..."

4. Monographic Medicine by Albion Walter Hewlett, Henry Leopold Elsner (1916)
"Exploratory Puncture of the subarachnoid space (Lumbar Puncture) This procedure, introduced in 1891 by Quincke, permits us to secure the liquor ..."

5. Anatomy, Descriptive and Applied by Henry Gray (1910)
"The cisterna pontis is the continuation upward of the anterior part of the subarachnoid space of the cord. About the medulla oblongata it is continuous with ..."

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