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anaesthesia, local

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Early attempts to relieve the pain of operations were by the application of cold, notably during the retreat of Napoleon's army from Moscow in 1812, and by pressure on main ...

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arachnoid membrane

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One of the three membranes (meninges) that surround the brain and spinal cord of vertebrates. It lies between the pia mater and the dura mater. The arachnoid membrane is very delicate and...

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arachnoid space

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The space, filled with cerebrospinal fluid, between the arachnoid membrane and the inner pia mater.

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body fluids

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A term that includes blood, tears, sweat, serous and mucous secretions from all bodily orifices, saliva, urine, and semen. In clinical usage, the term refers to body fluids that can...

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brain

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n. the enlarged and highly developed mass of nervous tissue that forms the upper end of the central nervous system (see illustration). The average adult human brain weighs...

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carbon dioxide

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A colourless, odourless gas which is the fourth most abundant component of the air in the homosphere, amounting to about 0.035 per cent by volume. It is released by volcanoes, part of the...

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central nervous system

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(CNS) the brain and the spinal cord, as opposed to the cranial and spinal nerves and the autonomic nervous system, which together form the peripheral nervous system. The CNS is responsible...

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cerebral aqueduct

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(aqueduct of Sylvius) the narrow channel, containing cerebrospinal fluid, that connects the third and fourth ventricles of the brain.

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choroid plexus

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A rich network of blood vessels, derived from those of the pia mater, in each of the brain’s ventricles. It is responsible for the production of cerebrospinal fluid.

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cisterna

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n. ( pl. cisternae) 1. one of the enlarged spaces beneath the arachnoid that act as reservoirs for cerebrospinal fluid. The largest (cisterna magna) lies beneath...

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