URL of this page: //medlineplus.gov/ency/imagepages/17250.htm




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

Review 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.