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Cerebrospinal fluid

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Cerebrospinal fluid, serum-like fluid produced in the lateral ventricles of the brain; it bathes the brain and spinal cord.

Lumbar puncture (spinal tap) between the third and fourth lumbar vertebrae is performed to obtain a specimen of cerebrospinal fluid for diagnostic study of brain and spinal cord disease.

See also: Human body.

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