Definition of blood–brain barrier in English:

Share this entry

blood–brain barrier

noun

Physiology
A filtering mechanism of the capillaries that carry blood to the brain and spinal cord tissue, blocking the passage of certain substances.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: blood–brain bar·ri·er

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.