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Hydrostatic pressure

The pressure at a given depth in a static liquid is a result the weight of the liquid acting on a unit area at that depth plus any pressure acting on the surface of the liquid.

The intracranial space is divided into two large compartments by the tentorium. The hydrostatic pressure of spinal fluid is responsible for buoyancy of the brain within these compartments.

In patients with craniectomy this equilibrium is exposed to atmospheric pressure.

hydrostatic_pressure.txt · Last modified: 2015/02/13 19:55 (external edit)