Definition of cerebrospinal in US English:



  • Relating to the brain and spine.

    • ‘It is notorious for invading the subarachnoid space and the fourth ventricle early in its course and disseminating promptly through the cerebrospinal pathways.’
    • ‘A septic workup, including blood and cerebrospinal cultures, was negative.’
    • ‘Serial cerebrospinal examinations were then performed to evaluate the effectiveness of treatment.’
    • ‘This work established a differential diagnosis for cerebrospinal meningitis, and for it she became the first woman to be awarded the Hutchison Prize of Glasgow University.’
    • ‘The cerebrospinal analysis shows that the protein was elevated after placing in the intrathecal catheter and administration of chemotherapy.’