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cerebrospinal fluid

Clear, watery fluid surrounding the brain and spinal cord.

hydrocephalus

The build-up of cerebrospinal fluid in the brain.

lymph vessels

Thin tubes that drain the body’s tissue fluid (lymph) from all over the body to lymph nodes.

prostate

A gland about the size of a walnut that is part of the male reproductive system. It produces most of the fluid that makes up semen….

epiglottis

The small cartilage flap in your throat that prevents food or fluid from going down the wrong way.

pleurodesis

An injection between the layers of the lung tissue (pleura). This injection creates an inflammation that closes the space between the pleura. This prevents accumulation of fluid….

thoracentesis

A procedure in which a hollow needle is inserted between the ribs in order to drain excess fluid. Also called a pleural tap….

ascites

Fluid build-up in the abdomen, making it swollen and bloated.

lumbar puncture

A test where a needle is inserted into the spinal column to collect fluid. Also called a spinal tap.

pleural effusion

An abnormal build-up of fluid in the pleural cavity (outside the lung itself)….