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Medical Term:

Monro doctrine

Pronunciation: mon-ro'


a doctrine that states that the cranial cavity is a closed rigid box and that therefore a change in the quantity of intracranial blood can occur only through the displacement of or replacement by cerebrospinal fluid.

Synonym(s): Monro-Kellie doctrine

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