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ma·ter

(mā'tĕr),
The "sheltering" coverings of the central nervous system. See: arachnoid mater, dura mater, pia mater.
[L. mother]

NLRP5

A gene located on chromosome 19q13.43 that encodes a member of the NALP protein family, which is only expressed in oocytes and thought to be required for normal early embryogenesis.

ma·ter

(mā'ter)
The "sheltering" coverings of the central nervous system.
See: arachnoid mater, dura mater, pia mater
[L. mother]

mater

(mat'er) [L. mater, mother]
Non-neural tissue coverings of the brain and spinal cord; meninges.

arachnoid mater

Arachnoid membrane.

dura mater

The outermost meninx, a tough sheet of fibrous connective tissue that completely envelops the brain and spinal cord inside the skull and vertebral canal. Inside the skull, there is no epidural space, and the dural envelope is fused with the inner periosteum of the skull bones. Inside the vertebral canal, however, the dural envelope is separated from the vertebral bone by an epidural space filled with fat and a network of veins.
Synonym: dural membrane

pia mater

The innermost meninx, adelicate membrane coating the surfaces of the brain and spinal cord and closely following all their surface contours. In most places, the pia mater is one cell thick. It encloses the surface blood vessels of the brain, and it follows the arteries as they dive into the brain tissue. It appears that the pial membrane is part of the blood-brain barrier, a set of physiological constraints that restrict diffusion of many blood-borne molecules into the tissues of the brain.
Synonym: pial membrane
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Giovanni Trapattoni would like to express his sincere thanks to the staff of the Mater hospital for their excellent care.
Mr O'Reilly, 49, who was from Kingscourt, Co Cavan, died at the Mater Hospital on November 17.
The mater hospital has engaged in a tender process to establish a preferred provider for the above service.
THE Irishman who underwent a double lung transplant at Dublin's Mater Hospital was in a stable condition last night.
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He was rushed to the Mater Hospital where part of the chocolate bar was removed from his airway.
Tenders are invited for the mater hospital has engaged in a tender process to establish a preferred provider for the above service.
The Health Minister insisted the Mater Hospital campus in Dublin is the best possible site for the new development.
Police were called to the Mater Hospital casualty department to deal with the gang who had broken away from the so-called Tour of the North parade on Friday evening.
IRISH 7lb claimer PJ Boylan is in Dublin's Mater Hospital with a serious back injury following a fall at Navan on Saturday.
After being attended to on the pitch by team surgeon Professor John O'Byrne and team doctor Alan Byrne, he was rushed to nearby Mater Hospital, where surgeon Gerry McEntee performed an emergency operation.