Cerebro-spinal manometer, 1860-1950.

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Cerebro-spinal manometer, 1860-1950.

Cerebro-spinal manometers are used to measure the pressure of cerebro-spinal fluid. The needle is inserted into the fluid, and the height of the fluid in the bore indicates the pressure. The cerebro-spinal fluid surrounds and nourishes the brain and spinal cord. Disturbances in its volume, pressure or constituents can affect the brain and result in behavioural changes.

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Science Museum/Science & Society Picture Library
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12 January 2004 16:08
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