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dura mater

 [du´rah ma´ter] (L.)
the outermost, toughest, and most fibrous of the three membranes (meninges) covering the brain and spinal cord.

du·ra mat·er

(dū'ră mā'tĕr), [TA]
Pachymeninx (as distinguished from leptomeninx, the combined pia mater and arachnoid); a tough, fibrous membrane forming the outer covering of the central nervous system, consisting of periosteal and meningeal dura layer and an inner part, the dural border cell layer, continuous with the arachnoid barrier cell layer.
Synonym(s): dura [TA], pachymeninx [TA]
[L. hard mother, mistransl. of Ar. umm al-jāfīyah, tough protector or covering]

dura mater

/du·ra ma·ter/ (doo´rah ma´ter) the outermost, toughest of the three meninges (membranes) of the brain and spinal cord.

dura mater

(do͝or′ə mā′tər, mä′-, dyo͝or′ə)
n.
The tough fibrous membrane covering the brain and the spinal cord and lining the inner surface of the skull. It is the outermost of the three meninges that surround the brain and spinal cord.

dura mater

[doo͡′rə mā′tər, dyoo͡′rə]
Etymology: L, durus, hard, mater, mother
the outermost and most fibrous of the three membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord. The dura mater encephali covers the brain, and the dura mater spinalis covers the cord. See also meninges.

du·ra ma·ter

(dūr'ă mā'tĕr) [TA]
Pachymeninx (as distinguished from leptomeninx, the combined pia mater and arachnoid); a tough, fibrous membrane forming the outer covering of the central nervous system.
Synonym(s): dura.
[L. hard mother, mistransl. of Ar. umm al-jāfīyah, tough protector or covering]

dura mater

A tough fibrous membrane, the outer of the three layers of the MENINGES that cover the brain and the spinal cord. The dura mater lies over the ARACHNOID and the PIA MATER.

dura mater

the connective tissue which covers the brain and spinal cord of vertebrates. See MENINGES.

Dura mater

One of the membranes that sheathes the spinal cord and brain; the dura mater is the outermost layer.

meninges

three-layered vascular membrane covering brain and spinal cord
  • arachnoid middle meningeal layer

  • dura mater outer meningeal layer

  • pia mater inner meningeal layer

  • subarachnoid space space between arachnoid and pia mater

  • subdural space space between dura mater and arachnoid layers

dura mater

[L.] the outermost, toughest and most fibrous of the three membranes (meninges) covering the brain and spinal cord.
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It is especially fortunate from the standpoint of early recognition of the dura mater association that the interval of 19 months between the operation and onset of symptoms in the first case-patient was among the shortest on record for this form of iatrogenic CJD (Table 2).
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Braun Melsungen AG, which supplied human dura mater tainted with Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) in Japan, said Wednesday it will accept a court-brokered settlement on a lawsuit with 20 CJD victims.
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Braun Melsungen, which supplied human dura mater tainted with CJD, had earlier said it would accept the settlement.
Health, Labor and Welfare Minister Chikara Sakaguchi said Friday the government accepts a court-brokered settlement of lawsuits filed on behalf of 20 people who contracted the fatal Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease (CJD) from transplants of infected dura mater.
Braun Melsungen AG, German supplier of CJD-tainted human dura mater, separately indicated that the German pharmaceutical company is also preparing to accept a court-brokered settlement.