Short form for Dura mater.
Short for dura mater spinalis, it describes the fibrous outermost membrane that surrounds the spinal cord. The related dura mater encephali surrounds the brain.
Layers of tissue covering the brain, the spinal cord, and nerve roots. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) is contained within the dura. The dura can be injured in number of ways (this can cause what is called a CSF leak) and is rarely involved in diseases.
The outer-most covering of the spinal cord. This is a thick connective tissue covering, and provides protection and support to the spinal cord. This is a pain-sensitive structure, which envelops the spinal roots and ganglia as they pass through the intervertebral foramina.
the outermost (and toughest) of the 3 meninges
(L. dura, hard or tough)The outer of the three membranous coverings of the brain.
tissue that forms the covering of the brain and wall of the spinal cord. Back to the top
The waterproof covering that surrounds the brain.
adjective, Latin = hard (cf. durable); dura mater, the tough covering membrane of the central nervous system.
See dura mater below.
a tough fibrous layer which is found immediately under the skull which protects the brain.
the covering of the spinal cord and nerve roots containing the cerebral spinal fluid
a tough, fibrous membrane lining the brain; the outermost of the three membranes collectively called the meninges.
the lining of the brain
Outermost layer of the meninges.
the outer membrane of the meninges
Dura mater is the outer membrane covering the spinal cord and brain.
thick outer covering of the brain and spinal cord; beneath the dura are the arachnoid and the pia
The covering over the surface of the brain and spinal cord.