cisternae subarachnoideae


cisternae subarachnoideae
[TA] subarachnoid cisterns: localized enlargements of the subarachnoid space, occurring in areas where the dura mater and arachnoid do not closely follow the contour of the brain with its covering pia mater, and serving as reservoirs of cerebrospinal fluid.

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  • subarachnoid cisterns — cisternae subarachnoideae …   Medical dictionary

  • cisterna — SYN: cistern. [L. an underground cistern for water, fr. cista, a box] c. ambiens [TA] SYN: ambient cistern. c. basalis SYN: interpeduncular cistern. c. caryothecae the space between the internal and external membranes of the nuclear …   Medical dictionary

  • cistern — 1. [TA] Any cavity or enclosed space serving as a reservoir, especially for chyle, lymph, or cerebrospinal fluid. 2. An ultramicroscopic space occurring between the membranes of the flattened sacs of the endoplasmic reticulum …   Medical dictionary


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