"Although radiologists typically consider excess brain fluid to be benign, the possibility exists that it is part of the cause of autism. Cerebrospinal fluid is like the brain's sewage system, flushing out waste products into the body's circulation. "
"Cerebrospinal fluid is like a shock absorber, of sorts. It is produced deep within the brain and released into ventricles. Cerebrospinal fluid circulates to the outside of the brain and down the spinal cord. It is this fluid, in fact, that is removed in a spinal tap (lumbar puncture)."
"The course of the cerebrospinal fluid is like the flows of spirits belonging to the province of the pia mater"
"Cerebrospinal Fluid is like the water flowing over the dirty dishes (brain) in the sink. When food gets clogged in the drain, the first approach is to turn off the flow of water and reroute the buildup. This is the current approach for dealing with diseases of increased CSF pressure and buildup of toxic brain proteins - reduce production of CSF (water) and remove the excess (shunting). The better approach is to unclog the drain. That is what we are doing in our research "
"The body's cerebrospinal fluid is like a hydraulic pump. Subtle pulses of this fluid circulate around the brain and spinal cord, nourishing all tissues that make up the central nervous system. "
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