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TYPES OF HYDROCEPHALUS—THEIR DIFFERENTIATION AND TREATMENT

TYPES OF HYDROCEPHALUS—THEIR DIFFERENTIATION AND TREATMENT The physiology of the cerebrospinal fluid, its origin, secretion and absorption, has been the object of intensive study during recent years.1 The subject has been studied from many angles and by many observers, and the information thus afforded has opened a new vista into the diseases of the central nervous system, in which the cerebrospinal fluid plays an important part. It has been proved conclusively that the cerebrospinal fluid is, for the most part, at least, a secretory product of the choroid plexus. We have found, moreover, that the secretory activity of this gland may be influenced by certain factors, and in the course of our investigations it was found that thyroid extract had a distinctly inhibitory effect on the output of cerebrospinal fluid—a fact which may be of real practical importance in the treatment of conditions in which excessive secretion is the disturbing element. Many theories have been http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American journal of diseases of children American Medical Association

TYPES OF HYDROCEPHALUS—THEIR DIFFERENTIATION AND TREATMENT

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Publisher
American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1916 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.
ISSN
0096-8994
eISSN
1538-3628
DOI
10.1001/archpedi.1916.04110080012002
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Abstract

The physiology of the cerebrospinal fluid, its origin, secretion and absorption, has been the object of intensive study during recent years.1 The subject has been studied from many angles and by many observers, and the information thus afforded has opened a new vista into the diseases of the central nervous system, in which the cerebrospinal fluid plays an important part. It has been proved conclusively that the cerebrospinal fluid is, for the most part, at least, a secretory product of the choroid plexus. We have found, moreover, that the secretory activity of this gland may be influenced by certain factors, and in the course of our investigations it was found that thyroid extract had a distinctly inhibitory effect on the output of cerebrospinal fluid—a fact which may be of real practical importance in the treatment of conditions in which excessive secretion is the disturbing element. Many theories have been

Journal

American journal of diseases of childrenAmerican Medical Association

Published: Feb 1, 1916

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