Translation of meninges in Spanish:


meninges, n.

Pronunciation /məˈnɪndʒiz//mɪˈnɪndʒiːz/

plural noun

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    meninges feminine
    • In infants and children, the most common reason for doing a lumbar puncture is to look for an infection of the meninges, the membrane covering the brain and spinal cord.
    • If the infection spreads to the meninges (the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord) meningitis can develop.
    • Meningitis is an inflammation of the meninges, the membranes that cover the brain and spinal cord.
    • Coxsackie viruses can also cause meningitis, an infection of the meninges (the three membranes that envelop the brain and spinal cord), and rarely, encephalitis, a brain infection.
    • Moving inwards from the skull towards the brain, or from the vertebral canal towards the spinal cord, the three meninges are: dura mater or pachymeninx (Greek pachy, meaning thick), arachnoid mater, and pia mater.