hydrocephalus

English translation: [hi-dro SEF-a-lus]

14:50 Nov 21, 2006
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Medical - Medical (general)
English term or phrase: hydrocephalus
want to know the meaning of this word and to be able to hear it pronounced
Tammy Waits
English translation:[hi-dro SEF-a-lus]
Explanation:
Hydrocephalus is a condition in which abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the brain causes increased intracranial pressure inside the skull. This is usually due to blockage of CSF outflow in the brain ventricles or in the subarachnoid space at the base of the brain. The elevated intracranial pressure may cause compression of the brain, leading to brain damage and other complications. There is no cure. The term "hydrocephalus" is derived from the Greek language and means "water-head".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrocephalus
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Explanation:
Hydrocephalus is a condition in which abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) in the brain causes increased intracranial pressure inside the skull. This is usually due to blockage of CSF outflow in the brain ventricles or in the subarachnoid space at the base of the brain. The elevated intracranial pressure may cause compression of the brain, leading to brain damage and other complications. There is no cure. The term "hydrocephalus" is derived from the Greek language and means "water-head".

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrocephalus


Kim Metzger
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agree  Jörgen Slet
30 mins

agree  Veronica Prpic Uhing
31 mins

agree  Steffen Walter: http://www.m-w.com/cgi-bin/netdict?hydrocephalus has got the pronunciation, too.
38 mins

agree  jccantrell
1 hr

agree  Michael Barnett
1 hr

agree  kmtext
1 hr

agree  Will Matter
13 hrs

agree  Richard Benham: Was also referred to as "water on the brain", which is pretty accurate, but is also regarded as a bit pejorative.//PS I wonder what intracranial pressure OUTSIDE the skull would be like?
16 hrs

agree  Doroteja
20 hrs

agree  Sophia Finos (X)
1 day 8 hrs
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