hydrocephalus

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hydrocephalus an abnormal condition in which cerebrospinal fluid collects in the ventricles of the brain; in infants it can cause abnormally rapid growth of the head and bulging fontanelles and a small face; in adults the symptoms are primarily neurological
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hydrocephalus (Med) An accumulation of liquid within the cavity of the cranium, especially within the ventricles of the brain; dropsy of the brain. It is due usually to tubercular meningitis. When it occurs in infancy, it often enlarges the head enormously.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hydrocephalus In pathology, an accumulation of serous fluid within the cranial cavity, either in the subdural space (external hydrocephalus) or in the ventricles (internal hydrocephalus). Acute hydrocephalus is usually, and apparently always, due to meningitis. (See meningitis.) Chronic hydrocephalus may be due to atrophy of the brain, to pressure on the veins of Galen by tumors or inflammatory products, or to other causes. Also hydrencephalus, hydrocranium.
    • n hydrocephalus [capitalized] In zoology, a genus of trilobites.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Hydrocephalus hī-dro-sef′a-lus an accumulation of serous fluid within the cranial cavity, either in the sub-dural space or the ventricles: water in the head: dropsy of the brain
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. hydrocephalus; "y`dwr water + head
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. hydōr, water, kephalē, the head.

Usage

In literature:

One was very rudimentary and only 21 inches long, and the other had an enormous head resembling a case of hydrocephalus.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
There is no consumption nor scrofula, and insanity and hydrocephalus are rare.
"Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa" by David Livingstone
JACQUES LOUIS LANTIER, born in 1860, a case of hydrocephalus, dies in 1869.
"A Zola Dictionary" by J. G. Patterson
It had suffered from internal hydrocephalus .
"Corpus of a Siam Mosquito" by Steven Sills
Might not the foxglove be serviceable in hydrocephalus internus, in hydrocele, and in white swellings of the joints?
"Zoonomia, Vol. I" by Erasmus Darwin
There is sometimes hydrocephalus, and the head is characteristically enlarged.
"Manual of Surgery" by Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
The first chapter treats of hydrocephalus.
"Old-Time Makers of Medicine" by James J. Walsh
HYDROCEPHALUS, OR DROPSY OF THE BRAIN.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
Hydrocephalus at Shreveport produced atrophy elsewhere.
"Destruction and Reconstruction:" by Richard Taylor
I found him with every symptom of hydrocephalus internus.
"An Account of the Foxglove and some of its Medical Uses" by William Withering
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In news:

The baby was born via cesarean section and only survived for one day due to a condition called hydrocephalus, or water collecting in the brain.
ANGUS AFFECTED--A genetic defect called Neuropathic Hydrocephalus has been discovered in the Angus breed.
Researchers at the University of Iowa have discovered a new cause of hydrocephalus , a devastating neurological disorder that affects between one and three of every 1,000 babies born.
Greater Chattanooga Area Hydrocephalus Association Walk.
Greater Chattanooga Area Hydrocephalus Association Walk RSS.
The Smyrna-Clayton community is hosting another 5K this weekend, but this time in the form of Delaware's inaugural Hydrocephalus Walk.
Hydrocephalus is a chro.
Family and friends of Harrison Burnham, the 16-month-old son of Jonathon and Hailey Burnham of Metropolis, are joining forces to form Team Harrison and will attend the inaugural Hydrocephalus Walk on Saturday, July 28 in Nashville.
Infant hydrocephalus , seasonal and linked to farm animals in Uganda.
Otitic hydrocephalus is a rare intracranial complication of otitis media.
Otogenic tension pneumocephalus caused by therapeutic lumbar CSF drainage for post-traumatic hydrocephalus : A case report.
Panama City- NewsChannel 7 met with neurologist Dr Sean Orr Tuesday at Bay Medical Center as he treated one of his patients suffering from hydrocephalus.
Otitic hydrocephalus is a rare intracranial complication of otitis media.
Spina bifida occurs in one of 2000 livebirths and leads to lifelong and devastating physical disabilities including paraplegia, hydrocephalus, incontinence, sexual dysfunction, skeletal deformations, and mental impairment.
With symptoms like memory loss and loss of balance, Orr said hydrocephalus often mimics alzheimer's or parkinson's, and not until recent years have doctors been able to better detect the differences.
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