fifth ventricle

fifth ventricle
fifth ventricle n a cavity between the vertical lamina of the septum pellucidum that does not have a channel of communication with the other ventricles of the brain

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  • Ventricle — Ven tri*cle, n. [L. ventriculus the stomach, a ventricle, dim. of venter the belly: cf. F. ventricule. See {Ventral}.] 1. (Anat.) A cavity, or one of the cavities, of an organ, as of the larynx or the brain; specifically, the posterior chamber,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ventricle — A ventricle is a chamber of an organ. For example, the four connected cavities (hollow spaces) in the central portion of the brain and the lower two chambers of the heart are called ventricles. * * * A normal cavity, as of the brain or heart. SYN …   Medical dictionary

  • Duncan ventricle — fifth ventricle cavum septi pellucidi …   Medical dictionary

  • Septum pellucidum — Infobox Brain Name = Septum pellucidum Latin = GraySubject = 189 GrayPage = 840 Caption = Scheme of rhinencephalon. (Septum pellucidum visible at top center.) Caption2 = Median sagittal section of brain. (Septum pellucidum visible at center.)… …   Wikipedia

  • cavity — 1. A hollow space; hole. See cave, c., cavitas, cavernous space. 2. Lay term for the loss of tooth structure due to dental caries. SYN: cavum [TA], cavitas. [L. cavus …   Medical dictionary

  • cavum septi pellucidi — [TA] cave of septum pellucidum: the median cleft between the two laminae of the septum pellucidum; called also pseudoventricle, cavity of septum pellucidum, Duncan ventricle, fifth ventricle, ventricle of Sylvius, or Vieussens ventricle …   Medical dictionary

  • Pseudocoelia — Pseu do*c[oe] li*a, n. [NL., fr. Gr. pseydh s false + ? hollow.] (Anat.) The fifth ventricle in the mammalian brain. See {Ventricle}. B. G. Wilder. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cavum septum pellucidum — (CSP) describes a septum pellucidum that has a separation between its two leaflets (septal laminae). This cavity contains cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) that filters from the ventricles through the septal laminae [cite journal |author=Oteruelo F… …   Wikipedia

  • septum pellucidum — septum pel·lu·ci·dum pə lü sə dəm n, pl septa pel·lu·ci·da də the thin double partition extending vertically from the lower surface of the corpus callosum to the fornix and neighboring parts, separating the lateral ventricles of the brain, and… …   Medical dictionary

  • syndrome — The aggregate of symptoms and signs associated with any morbid process, and constituting together the picture of the disease. SEE ALSO: disease. [G. s., a running together, tumultuous concourse; (in med.) a concurrence of symptoms, fr. syn,… …   Medical dictionary

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