A 16-year-old member asked:
what kind of fluid fills the spinal cord?
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Dr. Richard Simmons answered
17 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Spinal fluid (CSF): Cerebrospinal fluid is produced deep in the brain and then flows down and out around the spinal cord, bathing the brain and cord in protective fluid. It is primarily water with ions (sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium), protein, glucose, and other trace substances.
Answered on Sep 25, 2019
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