Monro-Kellie doctrine

Mon·ro doc·trine

(mŏn-rō'),
a doctrine that states that the cranial cavity is a closed rigid box and that therefore a change in the quantity of intracranial blood can occur only through the displacement of or replacement by cerebrospinal fluid.

Monro-Kellie doctrine

[mənrō′ kel′ē]
Etymology: Alexander Monro, Scottish anatomist and surgeon, 1733-1817; George Kellie, Scottish anatomist, late 18th century
the doctrine that the central nervous system and its accompanying fluids are enclosed in a rigid container whose total volume tends to remain constant. An increase in volume of one component (e.g., brain, blood, or cerebrospinal fluid) will elevate pressure and decrease the volume of one of the other elements.

Kellie,

George, 18th century Scottish anatomist.
Monro-Kellie doctrine - Synonym(s): Monro doctrine

Monro,

Alexander, Jr., Scottish anatomist, 1733-1817.
Monro doctrine - states that the cranial cavity is a closed box and that a change in the quantity of intracranial blood can occur only through the displacement of or replacement by cerebrospinal fluid. Synonym(s): Monro-Kellie doctrine
Monro foramen - the short passage that connects the third ventricle of the diencephalon with the lateral ventricles of the cerebral hemispheres. Synonym(s): interventricular foramen
Monro line - Synonym(s): Monro-Richter line
Monro sulcus - Synonym(s): hypothalamic sulcus
Monro-Kellie doctrine - Synonym(s): Monro doctrine
Monro-Richter line - passes from the umbilicus to the anterior superior iliac spine. Synonym(s): Monro line; Richter-Monro line
Richter-Monro line - Synonym(s): Monro-Richter line

Monro,

Alexander, Sr., Scottish anatomist and surgeon, 1697-1767.
bursa of Monro - Synonym(s): intratendinous bursa of elbow
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The Monro-Kellie doctrine theorizes that there is a fine balance in maintaining cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) volume and intracranial pressure (ICP).