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What are 4 protective mechs of the CNS?
skull, meningeal layers, cerebrospinal fluid, and blood supply
The space beneath the arachnoid membrane is the subaracnoid space. It is filled with:
cerebral spinal fluid
At the crown of the brain there are arachnoid granulations. These do what:
absorb cerebral spinal fluid
The epidural space between the dura mater and spinal cord is often a place for injections to block what:
pain in the lower bod
What is meningitis?
a disease involving inflammation or irritation of the meninges. It may be viral or bacterial
Bacterial meningitis can cause severe illness and brain damage like:
impaired ability to think/learn, hearing loss, loss vision, hydrocephalous
This type of vascular headache is genetically linked or there is an abnormality of the hypothalamus:
What is non-communicating hydropcephalus:
blockage of the flow of CSF from ventricles to subarachnoid space
This is what type of neural response- process that results when a nerve fiber is cut or crushed, in which the part of the axon separated from the neuron's cell body degenerates distal to the injury
What are 4 types of vascular pathologies:
strokes, occlusive vascular pathologies, hemorrhage, arteriovenous malformations
What does a blood brain barrier do?
restricts movement of specific substances from the bloodstream to the brain tissue
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