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Cerebrospinal Fluid

...  fluid is a clear fluid that bathes the brain and the spinal cord. It occupies the subarachnoid space. Literally speaking, the brain “floats” in the fluid. It reduces the friction in the area by serving as a cushion or buffer to prevent mechanical stress to your most vital organ. Production Cerebrospinal fluid is the product of the choroid plexus. The modified ependymal  ...

Abducens Nerve

...  pons. It is located medial to the facial nerve. For it to reach the eye, it runs upward and then bends forward. How does the nerve work? After emerging from the brainstem, the nerve enters the subarachnoid space. Damage to the length of the nerve between the brainstem and the eye may cause detrimental effects. Fractures of the petrous temporal bone, aneurysms of the intracavernous artery or  ...

Meninges

...  meninges give an extra protection. It maybe a simple layer of connective tissue, but it has several number of functions in some parts of the central nervous system. It has 3 basic forms namely: arachnoid, the dura mater and the pia mater. arachnoid It is known to be the middle meninges, as it is located between pia matter and the arachnoid matter. One of the contents filling the arachnoid  ...

Ventricles Of The Brain

...  function of the nervous system, one of its responsibilities is to communicate with the central canal of the spinal cord. It also aids the release of cerebrospinal fluid through the space in the subarachnoid. During this release, there are three foramina assisting in the process namely: the medial opening, the median aperture and the lateral apertures. After the process, the cerebrospinal fluid  ...