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Medical Term:

Virchow-Robin space

Pronunciation: ver'kow ro-ban[h]


a tunnellike extension of the subarachnoid space surrounding blood vessels that pass into the brain or spinal cord from the subarachnoid space; the lining of the channel is composed of pia and glial feet of astrocytes; a continuation of the space around capillaries and nerve cells probably does not occur.

Synonym(s): His perivascular space

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