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Mesh term Cerebellum

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Metencephalon

Description

The part of brain that lies behind the BRAIN STEM in the posterior base of skull (CRANIAL FOSSA, POSTERIOR). It is also known as the "little brain" with convolutions similar to those of CEREBRAL CORTEX, inner white matter, and deep cerebellar nuclei. Its function is to coordinate voluntary movements, maintain balance, and learn motor skills.


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Cerebellar Cortex
Cerebellar Nuclei
Cerebellopontine Angle


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