Cerebral hemispheres: The two halves of the cerebrum, the largest part of the brain.
- Cerebral herniation
Cerebral herniation: The abnormal protrusion of brain tissue through an opening when there is increased intracranial pressure (when the brain is under increased pressure). The increased pressure may be due to a number of causes including inflammation of the brain (as in meningitis), a tumor, hemorrhage, and edema (swelling of the brain). The tonsils of […]
- Cerebral hypoxia Medical Definition
Cerebral hypoxia: a decrease in the amount of oxygen delivered to the brain. This can be due to a decreased amount of oxygen in the blood, a decrease in the pumping power of the heart, or any type of obstruction to blood flow. In mild cases, cerebral hypoxia causes poor judgment, inattentiveness, and problems with […]
- Cerebral palsy
spastic, choreoathetoid, and hypotonic (flaccid). In spastic CP, there is an abnormality of muscle tone in which one or more extremities (arms or legs) are held in a rigid posture. Choreoathetoid CP is associated with abnormal, uncontrollable writhing movements of the arms and/or legs. A child with hypotonic CP appears floppy’like a rag doll. Treatment […]
- Cerebral ventricle
Cerebral ventricle: One of a system of four communicating cavities within the brain that are continuous with the central canal of the spinal cord. They include two lateral ventricles in the cerebral hemispheres, each consisting of a triangular central body and four horns. The lateral ventricles communicate with the third ventricle through an opening called […]
Cerebritis: Inflammation of the brain. Cerebritis can be caused by infection or inflammation from disease.