cerebrospinal fluid

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Synonyms for cerebrospinal fluid

clear liquid produced in the ventricles of the brain

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AZD3293 is an oral potent small molecule inhibitor of BACE that has been shown in Phase 1 studies to reduce levels of beta-amyloid in the cerebro-spinal fluid of Alzheimer's patients and healthy volunteers.
Brain samples from autistic people show signs of ongoing inflammation; their blood and cerebro-spinal fluid often shows higher levels of molecules that contribute to an inflammatory response; and they have more antibodies that target the brain and altered immune cells, according to the paper.
If the protozoan crosses into the cerebro-spinal fluid and thence to the brain the patient will become tired, confused and irritable with severe headache, etc.
Sited below the tentorium, childhood brain tumours can often obstruct the flow of cerebro-spinal fluid, causing hydrocephalus and leading to more general symptoms; therefore it is not usually the presence of the tumour itself that leads to the symptoms.
Dr James Dear from the University of Edinburgh, who is leading the research team, said "We are searching for a marker in cerebro-spinal fluid that could be used to diagnose Alzheimer's.
Their topics include the role of neuro-imaging, cerebro-spinal fluid biomarkers, inflammation related factors, and the role of oxidative stress and vaso-active substances on the pathophysiology.
In babies, most cases of hydrocephalus are so-called 'communicating'--there is no blockage along the cerebro-spinal fluid (CSF) pathway, but resorption of the CSF is deficient.