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What Is CSF? - Definition, Function, Pressure & Analysis

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Increased CSF protein may be an indicator of:

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1. Hydrocephalus is a disease that:

2. Normal CSF is a fluid that is typically:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

CSF serves an important function in the human body. You'll be asked several questions about CSF, including its normal characteristics, flow and associated medical abnormalities.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This interactive quiz will ask you to:

  • Assess what increased levels of CSF proteins may indicate
  • Define hydrocephalus
  • Identify the physical and chemical characteristics of normal CSF fluid
  • Understand the flow of CSF
  • Recall the purpose of a lumbar puncture

Skills Practiced

This quiz will give you practice applying the following skills:

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the term hydrocephalus
  • Knowledge application - use what you know about CSF to identify its normal physical appearance and chemical composition
  • Information recall - access knowledge you've gained regarding the purpose of lumbar punctures

Additional Learning

You can read the related lesson, What Is CSF? - Definition, Function, Pressure & Analysis, to get more information on this concept. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify the function of CSF
  • Learn another name for lumbar puncture
  • Understand what happens if flow is not restored to CSF blockage
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