Ventricles ( CEV ; Hippocrates ) : The part of the ventricular-subarachnoid space that lies within the vertebrate central nervous system (Meckel, 1817); they are continuous with the subarachnoid space (Magendie (1827) and are filled with cerebrospinal fluid (CSF). The (cerebral) ventricles were probably known to Anaxagoras of Athens (c488-428 BC; see Mettler, 1947, p. 10; Rasmussen, 1947, p. 1) and were named by Hippocrates in On the Sacred Disease (see translation by Adams, 1972, p. 353).

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