hydrocephalus

[n] - an abnormal condition in which cerebrospinal fluid collects in the ventricles of the brain
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hydrocephalus

Hydrocephalus is a relatively rare condition caused by swelling of the fluid-filled cavities in the brain (called ventricles). It is also called 'water on the brain' . It is sometimes the first sign of spina bifida or can be caused by a tumour or surgery to close an open spinal column.
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Hydrocephalus

excess cerebrospinal fluid within the brain; commonly referred to as 'water on the brain'
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Hydrocephalus

An excessive amount of Cerebrospinal Fluid i.e. the fluid that bathes the brain and spinal column - In children, hydrocephalus causes the head to enlarge - hydrocephalus
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Hydrocephalus

Too much cerebrospinal fluid in the ventricles in the brain, leading to pressure on the brain and enlargement of the skull
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Hydrocephalus

enlarged head from accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid, water on the brain
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Hydrocephalus

is defined as dilatation of the ventricular system and so can be seen in cases of cerebral atrophy, e.g. dementia (compensatory hydrocephalus)
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Hydrocephalus

Swelling of the brain due to the accumulation of excess fluid.
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Hydrocephalus

Our Hydrocephalus Main Article provides a comprehensive look at the who, what, when and how of Hydrocephalus Hydrocephalus: Hydrocephalus is an abnormal buildup of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the ventricles of the brain. The fluid is often under increased pressure and can compress and damage the brain. Hydrocephalus can arise before birth or any t
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Hydrocephalus

Hy`dro·ceph'a·lus noun [ New Latin , from Greek ... hydrocephalus; 'y`dwr water + ... head.] (Medicine) An accumulation of liquid within the cavity of the cranium, especially within the ventricles of the brain; dropsy of the brain. It is due usually to tubercular meningitis. When it oc
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hydrocephalus

A condition marked by dilatation of the cerebral ventricles, most often occurring secondarily to obstruction of the cerebrospinal fluid pathways and accompanied by an accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within the skull, the fluid is usually under increased pressure, but occasionally may be normal or nearly so. It is typically characterised by enla
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hydrocephalus

(hi″dro-sef´ә-lәs) enlargement of the skull because of abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within the ventricular system of the brain. Although it occurs occasionally in adults, it is usually seen in young children associated with a congenital defect, especially a neural tube defect. The two c...
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Hydrocephalus

• (n.) An accumulation of liquid within the cavity of the cranium, especially within the ventricles of the brain; dropsy of the brain. It is due usually to tubercular meningitis. When it occurs in infancy, it often enlarges the head enormously.
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hydrocephalus

accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid in the ventricles, or cavities, of the brain, causing progressive enlargement of the head. Normally, ... [7 related articles]
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hydrocephalus

(hydro- + Gr. kephal head) a condition marked by dilatation of the cerebral ventricles, most often occurring secondarily to obstruction of the cerebrospinal fluid pathways, and accompanied by an accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within the skull; the fluid is usually under increased pressure, but occasionally may be normal or nearly so. It is t..
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hydrocephalus

hydrocephalus 1. A congenital condition in which an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the cerebral ventricles causes enlargement of the skull and compression of the brain, destroying much of the neural tissue. 2. An accumulation of serous fluid within the cranium: especially, in infancy, due to obstruction of the movement of cerebrospinal fluid, o
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Hydrocephalus

[trilobite] Hydrocephalus (`water head`) is an extinct genus of redlichiid trilobite that was very common during the Middle Cambrian of Eurasia and North America, which lasted from 508 to 497 million years ago. This trilobite is up to 20 cm long and more widely built than others of the time. In comparison to other members of its family, its
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hydrocephalus

Type: Term Pronunciation: hī′drō-sef′ă-lŭs Definitions: 1. A condition marked by an excessive accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid resulting in dilation of the cerebral ventricles and raised intracranial pressure; may also result in enlargement of the cranium and atrophy of the brain. Synonyms: hydrocephaly
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hydrocephalus

An increase in volume of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the ventricles of the brain. Hydrocephalus is a condition that exerts dangerous pressure on brain tissue. It can be due either to obstruction, preventing the CSF from draining away, or to a failure of natural reabsorption. In babies it is congeni...
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Hydrocephalus

A defect that affects approximately 1 out every 500 children and can be congenital or developed. Congenital hydrocephalus means that the child was born with the disorder. If hydrocephalus is acquired, the child has developed it after some type of trauma or from a disease/infection. Hydrocephalus is a brain defect in which there is an excessive am..
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hydrocephalus

hydrocephalus (hī"drusef'ulus) , also known as water on the brain, developmental (congenital) or acquired condition in which there is an abnormal accumulation of body fluids within the skull. The congenital form may be associated with other abnormalities. The acquired form may follow m...
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Hydrocephalus

Hydrocephalus or hydrocephaly (water on the brain) is an accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within the ventricles of the brain resulting because its normal outlet has been blocked by congenital malformation or disease. In infancy it usually results in great enlargement of the head.
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hydrocephalus

Potentially serious increase in the volume of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) within the ventricles of the brain. In infants, since their skull plates have not fused, it causes enlargement of the head, and there is a risk of brain damage from CSF pressure on the developing brain. Hydrocephalus may be due to mechanical obstruction of the outflow of CSF fr
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HYDROCEPHALUS

Cerebrospinal fluid accumulation within the brain.
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hydrocephalus

Greek hydor = water, koilos = head. (cf. cephalic).
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