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Descriptions of Brain

Brain: that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord
Source: WordNet 2.1

Brain : portion of the vertebrate central nervous system that is enclosed within the cranium, continuous with the spinal cord, and composed of gray matter and white matter; the primary center for the regulation and control of bodily activities, receiving and interpreting sensory impulses, and transmitting information to the muscles and body organs; also the seat of consciousness, thought, memory, and emotion; includes the functionally similar portion of the invertebrate nervous system.
Source: CRISP

Brain : The part of the central nervous system contained within the cranium, comprising the prosencephalon, mesencephalon, and rhombencephalon. It is derived from the anterior part of the embryonic neural tube.
Source: MESH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

Article Excerpts about Brain

The brain and nervous system form an intricate network of electrical signals that are responsible for coordinating muscles, the senses, speech, memories, thought and emotion.

The brain is a soft, spongy mass of nerve cells and supportive tissue . It has three major parts: the cerebrum , the cerebellum , and the brain stem . The parts work together, but each has special functions. (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Brain Tumors: NCI)

Summary Information: Brain

Brain: The brain is the most complex organ in the body and controls and regulates many of the functions of the body. The brain, a part of the central nervous system, is located inside the cranium of the skull and is connected to the spinal cord, which links it to the peripheral nervous system. The brain includes specific areas or structures that control different functions, such as vision, movement, emotions, or language. The main components of the brain are the two cerebral hemispheres, the cerebellum, and the brain stem. The brain also includes the thalamus, frontal lobe, hypothalamus, pituitary gland, parietal lobe, cerebellum, and occipital lobe, brain stem.

Conditions that can afflict the brain include meningitis, subdural hematoma, cancer, inflammation, stroke, psychosis, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, genetic diseases, hemorrhage, birth defects, infection, and encephalitis.

Closely Related Organs: Brain

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Brain

The following conditions are related to the organ: Brain:

Sub Parts: Brain

The following list contains sub-parts of the organ: Brain:

Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Brain

These symptoms are related to afflictions of the organ: Brain:

Condition count: 167 ; see list below.

Organ subtypes: hypothalamus (1), brainstem, cerebellum

Organ types: Organs (325), Central nervous system (176)

Related organs: skull (2), head (74), meninges (6), spinal cord (22), nerves (73)

Main condition: Brain conditions

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