A network formed by blood vessels and the tela choroidea which secretes CSF into the ventricular spaces. [ https://www.worldcat.org/search?q=bn%3A0471888893 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Choroid_plexus ]

Synonyms: plexus choroideus chorioid plexus

This is just here as a test because I lose it

Term information


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editor note

TODO - check relationship to ventricle. Check subclass - ZFA says vasculature. Note that FMA:61934 (choroid plexus of cerebral hemisphere) has exact synonym 'choroid plexus' but it is not clear that this belongs here, as the fourth ventricle is not in the cerebral hemisphere

external definition

A tuft of capillaries that project into the ventricles of the brain and secretes cerebral spinal fluid. The choroid plexus is covered by a cuboidal epithelium which maintains the integrity of the blood-brain barrier.[TAO]

Fringe of the tela choroidea of the brain ventricles[MP]

has related synonym

ventricular choroid plexus

plexus choroideus

choroid plexus of cerebral hemisphere