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Fluid in the Brain

12/02/2010

Question:

is it dangerous will it cause death

Answer:

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.

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Response by:

Sarah Sauntry, RN, MS, CPNP-PC
Assistant Professor of Clinical Nursing
College of Nursing
University of Cincinnati