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What exactly is cerebrospinal fluid?

What exactly is cerebrospinal fluid?

CSF: Cerebrospinal fluid is the clear colorless fluid produced in the choroid plexus in the brain, and acts as a cushion or a buffer for the brain & spinal cord. ...Read more

Cerebrospinal Fluid (Definition)

The fluid that bathes the brain and spinal cord provides an exchange pathway and balancing system for brain and spinal cord metabolism, besides a cushioning system for routine impacts of our ...Read more


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Why is cerebrospinal fluid circulated throughout the body?

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Why is cerebrospinal fluid circulated throughout the body?

CSF: Cerebrospinal fluid is the clear colorless fluid produced in the choroid plexus in the brain, and acts as a cushion or a buffer for the brain & spinal cord. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cerebrospinal fluid?

What is the definition or description of: cerebrospinal fluid?

Watery substance: The fluid that bathes the brain and spinal cord provides an exchange pathway and balancing system for brain and spinal cord metabolism, besides a cushioning system for routine impacts of our day to day activities.. ...Read more

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What causes spontaneous cerebrospinal fluid leaks?

See a neurologist: Possibly trauma, tumors or masses but it would be wise to seek out a neurologist or neurosurgeon. ...Read more

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Why is it bad to have blood in your cerebrospinal fluid?

Why is it bad to have blood in your cerebrospinal fluid?

Abnormal CSF: Normal cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is clear and colorless. Bloody CSF is abnormal. Possible causes include subarachnoid hemorrhage, intracerebral hemorrhage or cerebral infarct. A traumatic spinal tap may also result in bloody CSF. ...Read more

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What are normal results for glycine in cerebrospinal fluid?

Difficult question: Glycine is an Amino Acid that is the product of normal protein metabolism. Rare cases of inborn errors of metabolism result in a defect in metabolism of certain Amino Acids including glycine. A very rare disorder is non-ketotic hyperglycinemia where the glycine in the CSF is many times normal. The range of normal varies with ingestion of protein and depending on the form of laboratory assay. ...Read more

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Need docs answers! what function does cerebrospinal fluid serve?

Need docs answers! what function does cerebrospinal fluid serve?

Multiple: It cushions the brain, removes some of the waste products, especially fluid and may transport materials along its circulation. The CSF system probably replaces the lymphatic drainage in other organs. ...Read more

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Please explain why is it bad to have blood in cerebrospinal fluid?

Please explain why is it bad to have blood in cerebrospinal fluid?

Not always: Blood in the spinal fluid may have been introduced during the procedure ("bloody tap"); in this case, the rest of the fluid not not be xanthochromic. Blood in the CSF otherwise strongly suggests there has been a hemorrhage into the brain and/or cord and/or their surroundings. ...Read more

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Is cerebrospinal fluid good at protecting the brain?

Is cerebrospinal fluid good at protecting the brain?

Very: Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is a vital component of brain (and spinal cord) protection. The brain floats in/on this fluid which allows the brain to slosh around gently while we move, start, stop, change direction, hit things w/our heads playing football (or jumping out of airplanes - Airborne!). It is made from blood and reabsorbed in a constant cycle. Leaks can cause headache ...Read more

Csf (Definition)

Cerebrospinal fluid is the clear colorless fluid produced in the choroid plexus in the brain, and acts as a cushion or a buffer for the ...Read more