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Normal brain anatomy

Normal brain anatomy


The brain is the largest portion of the central nervous system which sits in the cranial cavity.

Review Date 10/31/2022

Updated by: Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, WA. Also reviewed by David C. Dugdale, MD, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.