blood-brain barrier

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a mechanism that creates a barrier between brain tissues and circulating blood

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Isolated blood-cerebrospinal fluid barrier dysfunction: prevalence and associated diseases.
[5] Nonstandard abbreviations: CSF, cerebrospinal fluid; BCB, blood-cerebrospinal fluid barrier; CNS, central nervous system; Lp(a), lipoprotein(a); apo(a), apolipoprotein(a); ECL, enhanced chemiluminescence; Qalb, calculations of the CSF/serum albumin ratio; QLp(a), CSF/serum Lp(a); IBD, inflammatory BCB dysfunction; NIBD, noninflammatory BCB dysfunction; WBD, without CSF signs of BCB dysfunction.
Because of their accumulation in the choroid plexus (the blood-cerebrospinal fluid barrier), cadmium and lead have also been connected with neurotoxicity and neurological disorders, which are often associated with elevated oxidative stress and/or inefficient repair responses (Zheng 2001).