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periventricular Line breaks: peri|ven¦tricu¦lar
Pronunciation: /ˌpɛrɪvɛnˈtrɪkjʊlə/

Definition of periventricular in English:


Anatomy & Medicine
Situated or occurring around a ventricle, especially a ventricle of the brain.
Example sentences
  • This new pressure distends the ventricles, stretching surrounding nerve fibers and compressing the periventricular parenchyma.
  • There was diffuse, abnormal signal intensity within the periventricular white matter, consistent with post radiation changes.
  • Perfusion to the periventricular region actually may increase following shunt surgery.
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