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Definition of Shunt

Shunt: 1) To move a body fluid, such as cerebrospinal fluid, from one place to another. 2) A catheter (tube) that carries cerebrospinal fluid from a ventricle in the brain to another area of the body. A shunt may be placed to relieve pressure from hydrocephalus, for example.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 8/28/2013

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