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Where is cerebrospinal found in the body?
Summary. The cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is contained in the brain ventricles and the cranial and spinal subarachnoid spaces. The mean CSF volume is 150 ml, with 25 ml in the ventricles and 125 ml in subarachnoid spaces.
Where is CSF mainly produced?
CSF is produced mainly by the choroid plexus epithelium and ependymal cells of the ventricles and flows into interconnecting chambers; namely, the cisterns and the subarachnoid spaces.
Where is the cerebrospinal fluid function?
Also called CSF. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF, shown in blue) is made by tissue that lines the ventricles (hollow spaces) in the brain. It flows in and around the brain and spinal cord to help cushion them from injury and provide nutrients.
What is the function of cerebrospinal?
Cerebrospinal fluid has three main functions: CSF protects brain and spinal cord from trauma. CSF supplies nutrients to nervous system tissue. CSF removes waste products from cerebral metabolism.
Where is the cerebrospinal fluid found within the CNS?
The CSF occupies the subarachnoid space (between the arachnoid mater and the pia mater) and the ventricular system around and inside the brain and spinal cord. It fills the ventricles of the brain, cisterns, and sulci, as well as the central canal of the spinal cord.
What bones protect the brain and spinal cord?
The brain and spinal cord are protected by bony structures — the skull and spinal column.
Which cell produces CSF?
The choroid plexus is a complex network of capillaries lined by specialized cells and has various functions. One of the primary functions is to produce cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) via the ependymal cells that line the ventricles of the brain.
Where is the third ventricle located?
The third ventricle is a narrow, funnel-shaped structure that lies in the center of the brain. It lies below the corpus callosum and body of the lateral ventricles, between the two thalami and walls of hypothalamus, and above the pituitary and midbrain (Fig. 28-1).
Where is the fourth ventricle located?
The fourth ventricle is a diamond-shaped cavity located posterior to the pons and upper medulla oblongata and anterior-inferior to the cerebellum. The superior cerebellar peduncles and the anterior and posterior medullary vela form the roof of the fourth ventricle.