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Thursday, July 24, 2014
Fluid in the Brain
is it dangerous will it cause death
All brains and spinal cords are bathed in a fluid called cerebrospinal fluid. There are conditions that increase the amount of fluid or block the circulation of the fluid. If the amount of fluid gets to be too much or the circulation of the fluid causes a back-up and an increase in the pressure on the brain, death can result.
Sarah Sauntry, RN, MS, CPNP-PC
Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing
College of Nursing
University of Cincinnati