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Brain

Introduction: Brain

Description 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)

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 2007

Brain: Related Topics

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Brain as an Organ

Brain (organ): The brain is the most complex organ in the body and...more »

Brain (organ): The brain and nervous system form an intricate network of electrical signals that are responsible for coordinating muscles, the senses

The brain is a soft, spongy mass of nerve cells and supportive tissue . ... (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Brain Tumors: NCI)

Brain (organ): See Brain (organ information).

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Source - WordNet 2.1

Source - MeSH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

Related Topics

Source - MeSH 2007

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Source - CRISP

Broader terms for Brain

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Source - WordNet 2.1

The term Brain can be used for:

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Other terms that may be related to Brain:

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Hierarchical classifications of Brain

The following list attempts to classify Brain into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • neural structure
  • anatomical structure,bodily structure,body structure,complex body part,structure
  • body part
  • part,piece
  • thing
  • entity

Source: WordNet 2.1

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy:

MESH - OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

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