Definition of Spinal fluid

1. Noun. Clear liquid produced in the ventricles of the brain; fills and protects cavities in the brain and spinal cord.




Medical Definition of Spinal fluid

1. A clear, colourless fluid that contains small quantities of glucose and protein. Cerebrospinal fluid fills the ventricles of the brain and the central canal of the spinal cord. Analysis of the cerebrospinal fluid can be accomplished using lumbar puncture. The presence of white blood cells or bacteria within the cerebrospinal fluid can indicate a bacterial infection (meningitis). Acronym: CSF (12 Jan 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Spinal Fluid

spinal column
spinal columns
spinal concussion
spinal cord
spinal cord compression
spinal cord concussion
spinal cord injuries
spinal cord injury
spinal cord neoplasms
spinal cord tumour
spinal cords
spinal curvature
spinal curvatures
spinal decompression
spinal dysraphism
spinal fluid (current term)
spinal fractures
spinal fusion
spinal ganglion
spinal headache
spinal induction
spinal injuries
spinal lemniscus
spinal length
spinal marrow
spinal muscle
spinal muscle of head
spinal muscle of neck
spinal muscle of thorax
spinal muscular atrophy

Literary usage of Spinal fluid

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1. Diet in Health and Disease by Julius Friedenwald, John Ruhräh (1907)
"The cerebro-spinal fluid is the lymph of the central nervous system, and as such is a ... Cholin is present in cerebro-spinal fluid obtained from cases of ..."

2. The Lancet (1860)
"That the clear fluid which sometimes escapes so abundantly from the ear and from the nose in cranial fractures, is now proved to be cérébro-spinal fluid. ..."

3. A Text book of physiology by Michael Foster (1894)
"With this caution we may say that the cerebro-spinal fluid is a transparent, colourless or very slightly yellowish fluid, of faint alkaline reaction, ..."

4. Physical Diagnosis by Richard Clarke Cabot (1915)
"Examination of the Cerebro-spinal fluid. In cerebro-spinal syphilis ... To obtain spinal fluid a hollow needle is inserted between the spines of the ..."

5. Physical Diagnosis by Richard Clarke Cabot (1919)
"Examination of the Cerebro-spinal fluid. In cerebro-spinal syphilis ... To obtain spinal fluid a hollow needle is inserted between the spines of the ..."

6. Rest and pain: A Course of Lectures on the Influence of Mechanical and by John Hilton (1891)
"I shall endeavor to prove that the cérébro-spinal fluid performs, in relation to the circulation of the brain, the same functions that the elastic capsules ..."

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