Describes the fluid-filled space between the thin layers of tissue that cover the brain and spinal cord. Drugs can be injected into the fluid or a sample of the fluid can be removed for testing.

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  • Intrathecal — is an adjetive that refers to something that happens inside of the spinal canal. For example, intrathecal immunoglobulin production means production of this substance in the spinal cord [Meinl E, Krumbholz M, Derfuss T, Junker A, Hohlfeld R.… …   Wikipedia

  • intrathecal — 1. Within a sheath. 2. Within either the subarachnoid or the subdural space. * * * in·tra·the·cal thē kəl adj introduced into or occurring in the space under the arachnoid membrane of the brain or spinal cord <intrathecal chemotherapy and… …   Medical dictionary

  • intrathecal — adjective Date: 1887 introduced into or occurring in the space under the arachnoid membrane of the brain or spinal cord < intrathecal drugs > • intrathecally adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • intrathecal — adjective Delivered into the spinal canal (intrathecal space surrounding the spinal cord), e.g. a spinal anaesthesia …   Wiktionary

  • intrathecal — adj. 1) within the meninges of the spinal cord. An intrathecal injection is made into the meninges. 2) within a sheath, e.g. a nerve sheath …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • Intrathecal pump — An intrathecal pump is a medical device used to deliver very small quantities of medications directly to the spinal fluid of a human being. Medications such as baclofen, morphine, or ziconotide may be delivered in this manner to minimize the side …   Wikipedia

  • intrathecal use — leisti į povoratinklinę ertmę statusas Aprobuotas sritis vaistų vartojimo būdai apibrėžtis Nurodymas vaistinį preparatą švirkšti, lėtai leisti ar lašinti per kietąjį smegenų dangalą į povoratinklinę ertmę. atitikmenys: angl. intrathecal use vok.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • intrathecal — [ˌɪntrə θi:k(ə)l] adjective Medicine occurring within or administered into the spinal theca. Derivatives intrathecally adverb …   English new terms dictionary

  • intrathecal — in·tra·thecal …   English syllables

  • intrathecal — …   Useful english dictionary

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