Name the protective membranes covering the brain

Q: What is the name of protective membranes that are covering the brain?

A: The meninges are three membranes with cerebrospinal fluid, enclose and protect the structure of the nervous system of the brain and spinal cord. The name of these 3 membranes are:

  • pia mater (the most closest to the CNS – Central Nervous System. Read more about pia mater here: cerebrumfunction.net/what-is-pia-mater.
  • arachnoid
  • dura mater (farthest membran from the brain and from the spinal cord).

The protective membranes that are covering the brain called meminges also include a lot of blood vessels and contain cerebrospinal fluid (read more about cebrospinal fluid on wikipedia). These are the protective membranes called  meninges. Keep in mind that an inflammation of them, which, if becaome severe, may become encephalitis, or even worse, a inflammation of the brain, so take care!

8 Comments to “Name the protective membranes covering the brain”

  1. dean m 26 April 2013 at 1:17 pm #

    I have a litle question about the meninge.
    How can be this affected? What are the causes of diseases that may appear on the that membrane?

  2. Mannie 19 June 2013 at 10:12 pm #

    I had this question on a biology exam today.
    And yes, the name of protective membranes covering the brain are: pia mater, arachnoid and dura mater. ;)

  3. Donald V Johnson 23 June 2013 at 5:04 pm #

    Is it possible for one of the membranes covering the brain to leak, and it is possible to repair the leak?

    • Nick Davison 24 June 2013 at 11:58 am #

      Depend of how big is “the leak”.
      Normally, the body should work and repair the problem.

  4. shiellzkii 27 January 2014 at 11:06 pm #

    what is brain membranes function in central nervous system?

  5. jjemba peter 7 September 2014 at 11:39 am #

    enough information is neeeded

  6. sahil kumar 28 February 2015 at 3:25 am #

    I had this questions on a anatomy and physiology

    Tha brain weight of human adult brain about 1.3-1.4 kg
    Protective covering of the brain
    Have tha same structure and bear the same name tha outer : pia mater and dura mater

  7. sahil kumar 28 February 2015 at 3:33 am #

    I had this questions on a anatomy and physiology

    Tha brain weight of human adult brain about 1.3-1.4 kg
    Protective covering of the brain
    Have tha same structure and bear the same name tha outer : pia mater and dura mater
    Dura mater two layer
    1. Spinal dura mater
    2.subspinal dura mater


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