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cerebral sinuses

See dural venous sinuses.


cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)

The fluid flowing within the ventricular system that surrounds, cushions, and nourishes the brain and spinal cord. It is formed continuously by the choroid plexus in the ventricles, and is reabsorbed into the blood by the arachnoid villi at approximately the same rate at which it is produced;   Examination of CSF for the presence of abnormal or excessive numbers of cells and protein content is an important source of information about the nervous system.

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arachnoid villi ; brain ; choroid plexus ; spinal cord ; ventricles ; ventricular system


Anterior portion of the brain consisting of the two cerebral hemispheres that each contain four lobes; generally associated with higher brain functions; also called telencephalon.

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anterior ; brain ; cerebral hemisphere ; lobe ; telencephalon


Pertaining to the neck; dogs and cats have 7 cervical vertebrae.


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cervical disk disease

See intervertebral disk disease.


cervical spondylomyelopathy

See wobbler syndrome.

chemistry panel

A laboratory test to evaluate the general health of a patient by looking at several areas or parts of the blood (e.g. electrolytes).  The test is performed on serum.

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Chiari-like malformation

See caudal occipital malformation syndrome.


chlorinated hydrocarbons

A class of persistent, broad-spectrum insecticides that linger in the environment and accumulate in the food chain.

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Relating to nerve cells or fibers that employ choline (acetylcholine) as their neurotransmitter, i.e. the parasympathetic nerve endings.

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acetylcholine (Ach) ; nerve ; neurotransmitter ; parasympathetic division

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