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Brain

Brain

Overview

The brain is that part of the central nervous system contained in the skull and is composed of cerebrum, cerebellum, pons and medulla oblongata.

Update Date 12/7/2014

Updated by: Jatin M. Vyas, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School; Assistant in Medicine, Division of Infectious Disease, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.