choroid plexus

choroid plexus
Mass of highly branched blood vessels in margin of cerebral ventricles that produces cerebrospinal fluid.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • Choroid plexus — Choroid Cho roid, a. [gr. ?; ? chorion + e i^dos form.] (Anat.) resembling the chorion; as, the choroid plexuses of the ventricles of the brain, and the choroid coat of the eyeball. n. The choroid coat of the eye. See {Eye}. [1913 Webster]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • choroid plexus — n a highly vascular portion of the pia mater that projects into the ventricles of the brain and is thought to secrete the cerebrospinal fluid * * * a rich network of blood vessels, derived from those of the pia mater, in each of the brain s… …   Medical dictionary

  • Choroid plexus — Brain: Choroid plexus Scheme of roof of fourth ventricle. The arrow is in the foramen of Magendie. 1: inferior medullary velum 2: Choroid plexus 3: Cerebellomedullary cistern of subarachnoid cavity 4: Central canal 5: Corpora quadrigemina …   Wikipedia

  • Choroid plexus papilloma — Classification and external resources ICD 10 C71.5 …   Wikipedia

  • Choroid plexus carcinoma — Classification and external resources ICD O: 9390/3 A choroid plexus carcinoma is a type of choroid plexus tumor.[1][2] …   Wikipedia

  • Choroid plexus cyst — Classification and external resources ICD 10 G93.0 ICD 9 348.0 Choroid plexus cysts (CPCs) …   Wikipedia

  • Choroid plexus tumor — is a rare type of cancer that occurs in the choroid plexus of the brain.[1] A tumor in this location usually occurs in children younger than 2 years and is one of several kinds: Atypical teratoid rhabdoid tumor[citation needed] Choroid plexus… …   Wikipedia

  • choroid plexus papilloma — a slow growing benign tumor of the choroid plexus that often invades the leptomeninges. In children it is usually in a lateral ventricle but in adults it is more often in the fourth ventricle. Hydrocephalus is common, either from obstruction or… …   Medical dictionary

  • choroid plexus carcinoma — an aggressive anaplastic tumor representing malignant transformation of a choroid plexus papilloma …   Medical dictionary

  • choroid plexus — noun a vascular plexus of the cerebral ventricles that regulate intraventricular pressure • Syn: ↑plexus choroideus • Hypernyms: ↑plexus, ↑rete • Part Meronyms: ↑choroidal artery, ↑arteria choroidea …   Useful english dictionary

  • choroid plexus — [ kɔ:rɔɪd, kɒr ] noun (plural same or choroid plexuses) a network of blood vessels in each ventricle of the brain, producing the cerebrospinal fluid …   English new terms dictionary

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