Cerebritis: Inflammation of the brain. Cerebritis can be caused by infection or inflammation from disease.
- Cerebrohepatorenal syndrome
Cerebrohepatorenal syndrome: A genetic disorder, which is also called the Zellweger syndrome, characterized by the reduction or absence of peroxisomes (cell structures that rid the body of toxic substances) in the cells of the liver, kidneys, and brain. Zellweger syndrome is one of a group of disorders called the leukodystrophies, all of which affect the […]
- Cerebrospinal fluid
Cerebrospinal fluid: A watery fluid that is continuously produced and absorbed and that flows in the ventricles within the brain and around the surface of the brain and spinal cord. Abbreviated CSF. CSF is produced by the choroid plexus, a series of infolded blood vessels that project into the cerebral ventricles, and it is absorbed […]
Cerebrovascular: Pertaining to the blood vessels and, especially, the arteries that supply the brain. As in cerebrovascular accident or cerebrovascular disease.
- Cerebrovascular accident
The term “stroke” reflects the belief among the ancient Greeks and Romans that someone suffering a stroke (or any sudden incapacity) had been struck down by the gods.
- Cerebrovascular disease
Cerebrovascular disease: Disease of the blood vessels and, especially, the arteries that supply the brain. Cerebrovascular disease is usually caused by atherosclerosis and can lead to a stroke. See also atherosclerosis, stroke.