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cerebellum

Portion of the brain between the cerebrum and the brainstem concerned in the coordination of movement; receives input from the spinal cord and cerebral cortex that coordinates the many muscles active in any given movement and projects to postural and voluntary motor control systems and red nucleus.  It is divided into two hemispheres and has a cortex and is part of the metencephalon.  The word cerebellum ccomes from the Latin word meaning "little brain".

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brain ; brainstem ; cerebral cortex ; cerebrum ; metencephalon ; red nucleus ; spinal cord


cerebral aqueduct

Portion of the ventricular system that lies in the dorsal midbrain and connects the third and fourth ventricles;  also called mesencephalic or sylvian aqueduct.

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dorsal ; midbrain ; ventricles ; ventricular system


cerebral cortex

The outer, highly convoluted layer of cerebrum which governs thought, memory, sensation, and voluntary movement.

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cerebrum

cerebral hemisphere

Symmetrical right and left halves of the cerebrum divided by the longitudinal fissure and falx cerebri.

 

Related Words
cerebrum  ;  longitudinal fissure

cerebral sinuses

See dural venous sinuses.

 


cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)

The fluid flowing within the ventricular system that surrounds, cushions, and nourishes the brain and spinal cord. It is formed continuously by the choroid plexus in the ventricles, and is reabsorbed into the blood by the arachnoid villi at approximately the same rate at which it is produced;   Examination of CSF for the presence of abnormal or excessive numbers of cells and protein content is an important source of information about the nervous system.

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arachnoid villi ; brain ; choroid plexus ; spinal cord ; ventricles ; ventricular system


cerebrum

Anterior portion of the brain consisting of the two cerebral hemispheres that each contain four lobes; generally associated with higher brain functions; also called telencephalon.

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anterior ; brain ; cerebral hemisphere ; lobe ; telencephalon


cervical

Pertaining to the neck; dogs and cats have 7 cervical vertebrae.

 

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vertebra

cervical disk disease

See intervertebral disk disease.

 


cervical spondylomyelopathy

See wobbler syndrome.



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