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meninges

 [mĕ-nin´jēz] (Gr.)
plural of meninx; the three membranes covering the brain and spinal cord: the dura mater, arachnoid, and pia mater. adj., adj menin´geal.
Meninges of the central nervous system. From Applegate, 2000.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

me·nin·ges

(mĕ-nin'jēz), [TA]
Plural of meninx.
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meninges

(mə-nĭn′jēz)
n.
Plural of meninx.
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meninges

The three fibrous membranes that cover and protect the brain and spinal cord: dura mater, arachnoid mater and pia mater.
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me·nin·ges

(mě-nin'jēz) [TA]
Plural of meninx.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

meninges

(mĕn-ĭn′jēz) meninx [Gr.]
1. Membranes.
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MENINGES: Frontal section of top of skull
2. The three membranes covering the spinal cord and brain: dura mater (external), arachnoid (middle), and pia mater (internal). See: illustration
meningeal (mĕn-ĭn′jē-ăl), adjective
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meninges

The three layers of membrane that surround the brain and the spinal cord. The innermost, the PIA MATER, dips into the brain furrows (sulci). The intermediate ARACHNOID MATER bridges over the furrows, leaving the subarachnoid space which contains cerebrospinal fluid and many blood vessels. The outer later, the dura mater, is a tough, fibrous protective covering attached, in the skull, to the overlying bone and forming a tube to enclose the spinal cord.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

meninges

the three membranes (ARACHNOID, DURA MATER, PIA MATER) that cover the CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM of vertebrates.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005

Meninges

A series of membranous layers of connective tissue that protect the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord). Damage or infection to the meninges, such as in meningitis, can cause serious neurological damage and even death.
Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Meninges: from protective membrane to stem cell niche.
(iv) Vasculitis (involving brain, spinal cord parenchyma, and meninges)
Once thought to serve a mainly protective function to dampen mechanical shocks, the meninges were once thought relatively unimportant.
In meningocele, meninges and brain substance can protrude outside of skull within a herniated pouch that is either not covered or covered with hairy skin (Aslanbey et al., 1989, Kumar and Ramakrishna 1996, Kaya et al., 2011).
The meninges are filled with a liquid called cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), which is there to bathe the brain and cushion it against physical damage.
Meningitis is inflammation of the meninges. The meninges is the collective name for the three membranes that envelop the brain and spinal cord.
The new cell lines show the potential to become cartilage and bone as well as brain-associated cells such as membranes surrounding the brain called meninges and choroid plexus (the structure in the brain that creates cerebrospinal fluid).
At the 15th PID, the brain showed vasculitis in the meninges, gliosis in cerebral cortex, and granulomas in the cerebrum (Figure 1(d)).
A highly infectious bacterial infection that most commonly affects the lungs, but can also affect the kidneys, the meninges (the protective coverings of the brain), joints, bones and pelvis if it is long term.
There are around 1,000,000 people in the UK affected by this syndrome, and the most severe form of the condition causes chronic inflammation of the meninges.
The deposition of GAGs in the meninges impairs the function of arachnoid granulations, leading to abnormal CSF reabsorption.