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Meaning of "hydrocephalus" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HYDROCEPHALUS

hydrocephalus  [ˌhaɪdrəʊˈsɛfələs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HYDROCEPHALUS

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preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Hydrocephalus is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES HYDROCEPHALUS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

hydrocephalus

Hydrocephalus

Hydrocephalus /ˌhaɪdrɵˈsɛfələs/, also known as "water on the brain", is a medical condition in which there is an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid in the ventricles, or cavities, of the brain. This may cause increased intracranial pressure inside the skull and progressive enlargement of the head, convulsion, tunnel vision, and mental disability. Hydrocephalus can also cause death. It is more common in infants, although it can occur in older adults.

Definition of hydrocephalus in the English dictionary

The definition of hydrocephalus in the dictionary is accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid within the ventricles of the brain because its normal outlet has been blocked by congenital malformation or disease. In infancy it usually results in great enlargement of the head Nontechnical name: water on the brain.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HYDROCEPHALUS


acephalous
əˈsɛfələs
androcephalous
ˌændrəʊˈsɛfələs
autocephalous
ˌɔːtəʊˈsɛfələs
bicephalous
baɪˈsɛfələs
brachycephalous
ˌbrækɪˈsɛfələs
Bucephalus
bjuːˈsɛfələs
dicephalous
daɪˈsɛfələs
dolichocephalous
ˌdɒlɪkəʊˈsɛfələs
encephalous
ɛnˈsɛfələs
leptocephalous
ˌlɛptəʊˈsɛfələs
leptocephalus
ˌlɛptəʊˈsɛfələs
mesaticephalous
ˌmɛsətɪˈsɛfələs
mesocephalous
ˌmɛsəʊˈsɛfələs
microcephalous
ˌmaɪkrəʊˈsɛfələs
orthocephalous
ˌɔːθəʊˈsɛfələs
oxycephalous
ˌɒksɪˈsɛfələs
platycephalous
ˌplætɪˈsɛfələs
rhizocephalous
ˌraɪzəʊˈsɛfələs
scaphocephalous
ˌskæfəʊˈsɛfələs
stegocephalous
ˌstɛɡəʊˈsɛfələs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HYDROCEPHALUS

hydrocarbon
hydrocast
hydrocele
hydrocellulose
hydrocephalic
hydrocephaloid
hydrocephalous
hydrocephaly
hydrochloric
hydrochloric acid
hydrochloride
hydrochore
hydrochoric
hydrocodone
hydrocolloid
hydrocolloidal
hydrocoral
hydrocoralline
hydrocortisone
hydrocrack

WORDS THAT END LIKE HYDROCEPHALUS

astragalus
Daedalus
Elagabalus
Heliogabalus
logodaedalus
malus
Pharsalus
Sardanapalus
scaphocephalus
talus
tantalus

Synonyms and antonyms of hydrocephalus in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «hydrocephalus» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HYDROCEPHALUS

Find out the translation of hydrocephalus to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of hydrocephalus from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «hydrocephalus» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

脑积水
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

hidrocefalia
570 millions of speakers

English

hydrocephalus
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

जलशीर्ष
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

استسقاء الرأس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

гидроцефалия
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

hidrocefalia
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

হাইড্রোসেফালাস
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

hydrocéphalie
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Hidrosefalus
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Hydrocephalus
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

水頭症
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

뇌수종
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Hidrosefalus
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

não úng thủy
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஹைட்ரோசிஃபலஸ்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

हायड्रोसेफलस
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

hidrosefali
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

idrocefalia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

wodogłowie
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гідроцефалія
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

hidrocefalie
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

υδροκέφαλο
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

hidrokefalie
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

hydrocefalus
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

hydrocephalus
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of hydrocephalus

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HYDROCEPHALUS»

The term «hydrocephalus» is quite widely used and occupies the 35.470 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HYDROCEPHALUS» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «hydrocephalus» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «hydrocephalus» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about hydrocephalus

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HYDROCEPHALUS»

Discover the use of hydrocephalus in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to hydrocephalus and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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100 Questions & Answers About Hydrocephalus
Whether you are a newly diagnosed patient or a loved one of someone with hydrocephalus, this book offers help. 100 Questions & Answers About Hydrocephalus provides authoritative, straightforward answers to the most common questions asked by ...
Aaron Mohanty, 2011
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Pediatric Hydrocephalus
As hydrocephalus is a frequent manifestation of a variety of human neurological diseases, we are at a threshold for improved understanding of the molecular pathogenesis of hydrocephalus and its associated diseases. This review discusses ...
Giuseppe Cinalli, W.J. Maixner, C. Sainte-Rose, 2012
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Hydrocephalus: A Guide for Patients, Families, and Friends
Provides information on symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of hydrocephalus and offers advice on selecting a neurosurgeon, keeping detailed records, and making lifestyle choices
Chuck Toporek, Kellie Robinson, 1999
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Neurology of the Newborn
Data from Mealey J Jr, Gilmor RL, Bubb MP: The prognosis of hydrocephalus overt at birth, J Neurosurg 39:348-355, 1973; and McCullough DC, Balzer-Martin LA: Current prognosis in overt neonatal hydrocephalus, J Neurosurg 57:378-383,  ...
Joseph J. Volpe, 2008
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Neurosurgical Emergencies
Factors associated with hydrocephalus after subarachnoid hemorrhage. A report of the Cooperative Aneurysm Study. Arch Neurol 1989;46:744–752 62. Hasan D, Vermeulen M, Wijdicks EF, Hijdra A, van Gijn J. Management problems in acute ...
Christopher M. Loftus, 2011
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Principles and Practice of Pediatric Neurosurgery
Hydrocephalus is a condition that has many causes, presentations and, at the present time, several treatment options. It frequently occurs as a consequence of complex congenital anomalies or as a complication of prematurity. In such cases it ...
A. Leland Albright, Ian F. Pollack, 2011
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Textbook of Pediatric Emergency Medicine
In noncommunicating hydrocephalus, CSF in the ventricular system is blocked from communicating with CSF in the subarachnoid spaces and basal cisterns by a congenital or acquired defect. In communicating hydrocephalus, the block in ...
Gary R. Fleisher, Stephen Ludwig, 2010
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Maternity and Pediatric Nursing
Infants with an encephalocele are at an increased risk for developing hydrocephalus Therefore, monitor for signs and symptoms of increased ICP and head circumference. I MICROCEPHALY Microcephaly is defined as a head circumference ...
Susan Scott Ricci, Terri Kyle, 2009
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Breastfeeding and Human Lactation
If significant brainstem impairment is involved, the baby may not be able to feed effectively by mouth for a long time, if ever, in which case the mother can be supported to express breastmilk for her infant. Hydrocephalus Hydrocephalus ...
Jan Riordan, 2005
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Preemies: The Essential Guide for Parents of Premature Babies
Some preemies are too small or too sick when they develop hydrocephalus to have a VP shunt placed, or the surgeon may want to wait for a few weeks, until there's less blood and protein in the ventricles, to see if a baby's hydrocephalus will ...
Dana Wechsler Linden, Emma Trenti Paroli, Mia Wechsler Doron, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HYDROCEPHALUS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term hydrocephalus is used in the context of the following news items.
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Girl with hydrocephalus cured after surgery (1/4) - Ecns.cn
The girl suffered from hydrocephalus, a buildup of fluid inside the skull that leads to brain swelling, and her head was four times larger than a ... «ecns, Jul 15»
2
Chinese Girl Becomes World's First To Receive Full Skull …
She was first diagnosed with congenital hydrocephalus at the age of 6 months. This type of hydrocephalus is present at birth and can either be ... «Medical Daily, Jul 15»
3
No one should feel ashamed to wear a bikini - Metro
Due to hydrocephalus, I grew up in and out of hospitals, sitting on the sidelines of my own life, unable to participate and suffering from ... «Metro, Jul 15»
4
Edmonton vies for extreme sports competition | Home | Edmonton Sun
Ashton glade, 13, does a board slide during the Third annual Skate for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus at the Castle Downs skateboard park, ... «Edmonton Sun, Jul 15»
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Techknow: Cord Blood - Full Episode | Al Jazeera America
... study that uses her umbilical cord blood—banked after her birth—to help treat hydrocephalus, a condition that causes swelling of the brain. «Al Jazeera America, Jul 15»
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'There's no point in James McCarthy going to Manchester City to sit …
The 2015 Packie Bonner Golf Classic, in aid of Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland, takes place on Friday 21st of August in Palmerstown ... «The42.ie, Jul 15»
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Packie Bonner: Martin O'Neill deserves shot at World Cup | Irish …
The 2015 Packie Bonner Golf Classic, in aid of Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus Ireland, takes place on Friday 21st of August in Palmerstown ... «Irish Examiner, Jul 15»
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3ders.org - Colorado doctors begin using 3D printing for treating …
... the need for multiple surgical procedures during a child's life to treat complications (such as hydrocephalus, which results in brain swelling). «3ders.org, Jul 15»
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National Hydrocephalus Foundation Hosting 2015 Hydrocephalus
National Hydrocephalus Foundation, an organization which was founded over 35 years ago, will host a hydrocephalus conference, September ... «PR Urgent, Jul 15»
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Girl, 8, almost killed by chickenpox - St Helens Reporter
“Lauren then developed hydrocephalus because of the meningitis, and she has now got a vp shunt (a surgical procedure that is primarily used ... «St Helens Today, Jul 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Hydrocephalus [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/hydrocephalus>. May 2021 ».
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