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Chairman”s Introduction

The Dynamics of the Cerebrospinal Fluid

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The elementary features of the system are well known. The cerebrospinal fluid is secreted by the choroid plexuses and perhaps by the parenchyma of the brain. It percolates through the ventricular cavities and the subarachnoid space and is absorbed at the arachnoid villi and, depending on species, at other sites. But it is our task to examine the subject closely and critically and to single out especially areas of disagreement and misunderstanding. I have chosen to introduce the subject by reviewing several areas of controversy over the secretion and absorption of the fluid.

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  • Cerebrospinal Fluid
  • Subarachnoid Space
  • Choroid Plexus
  • Central Canal
  • Arachnoid Villus

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Welch, K. (1975). Chairman”s Introduction. In: Lundberg, N., Pontén, U., Brock, M. (eds) Intracranial Pressure II. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-66086-3_3

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