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Encyclopedia > Arachnoid mater

The Arachnoid mater is one of the three layers of the meninges, interposed between the dura mater and the pia mater and separated from the pia mater by the subarachnoid space. The meninges (singular meninx) are the system of membranes that contain the brain. ... The dura mater (from the Latin hard mother) is the tough and inflexible outermost of the three layers of the meninges (the other two being the pia mater and the arachnoid). ... The pia mater (Latin: tender mother, itself a translation from Arabic) is the delicate innermost layer of the meninges - the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord. ...


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IX. Neurology. 4g. The Meninges of the Brain and Medulla Spinalis. Gray, Henry. 1918. Anatomy of the Human Body. (3158 words)
The nerves of the cranial dura mater are filaments from the semilunar ganglion, from the ophthalmic, maxillary, mandibular, vagus, and hypoglossal nerves, and from the sympathetic.
The Spinal Dura Mater (dura mater spinalis; spinal dura) (Fig.
The Spinal Pia Mater (pia mater spinalis; pia of the cord) (Figs.
Adhesive Arachnoiditis (3650 words)
Adhesive Arachnoiditis is an incurable inflammatory condition affecting the middle (arachnoid) layer of the meninges (which are the membranes surrounding the spinal cord).
Arachnoiditis: inflammation of the arachnoid layer of the meninges.
Risk of arachnoiditis is controversial; evidence of toxicity of the preservatives in the preparation points to a need to reappraise the continued clinical use of this procedure.
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