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brain

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arachnoid The thinner, more delicate middle layer of the meninges.
cerebellum The second major structure of the brain.
cerebrum Accounts for 80% of the brain’s mass.
choroid plexus Projections into the brain ventricles that produce cerebrospinal fluid.
commissure A site of union of common parts.
corpora quadrigemina Part of the mesencephalon.
corpus callosum An arched mass of white matter found in the depths of the longitudinal fissure.
diencephalon Contains some of the most vital centers of body activity.
dura mater The outermost layer of the meninges that contacts the cranium.
fissures Deep grooves that divide the lobes of the cerebral hemispheres.
fornix A general term for an arch-like structure or the vault created by such a structure.
genu A general term used to describe any anatomical structure shaped like a knee.
gyri The raised portions of the cerebral surface.
mammillary body Located near the pituitary gland.
medulla oblongata Together with the pons, it makes up the brain stem.
meninges The three membranes that protect the brain and spinal cord.
mesencephalon The midbrain.
neuron A general term meaning nerve cell.
optic chiasm Part of the hypothalamus formed by the crossing of the optic nerves.
pia mater The innermost layer of the meninges.
pituitary The “master gland.”
septum pellucidum A triangular membrane separating the anterior horns of the lateral ventricles.
splenium of corpus callosum The posterior rounded end of the corpus callosum; it conveys visual information.
sulci Grooves between the gyri.
The raised portions of the cerebral surface. gyri
A triangular membrane separating the anterior horns of the lateral ventricles. septum pellucidum
A general term meaning nerve cell. neuron
The three membranes that protect the brain and spinal cord. meninges
Accounts for 80% of the brain's mass. cerebrum
Projections into the brain ventricles that produce cerebrospinal fluid. choroid plexus
Deep grooves which divide the lobes of the cerebral hemisphere. fissures
The posterior rounded end of the corpus callosum; it conveys visual information. splenium of corpus callosum
Together with the pons makes up the brain stem. :medulla oblongata
A general term for an arch-like structure or the vault created by such a structure. fornix
Created by: Tina Thomas Rinka Tina Thomas Rinka on 2010-10-12



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