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    The Meninges &Cerebrospinal Fluid: Composition and Function

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    What are the protective functions of the Meninges in the central nervous system? What is the role and composition of cerebrospinal fluid?

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    The meninges are the membranous coverings of the brain that lay right underneath the cranium, or skull. They function to protect the brain, provide a supportive framework for the arteries, veins, and venous sinuses, and enclose a fluid filled cavity called the subarachnoid space. The meninges consist of three layers, from outermost to innermost 1 dura mater-tough thick fibrous layer 2 ...

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    This solution includes a complete description of the structure and function of the meninges and cerebrospinal fluid. One reference is included.

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