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Descriptions of Cerebellum

Cerebellum: The portion of the brain in the back of the head between the cerebrum and the brain stem. The cerebellum controls balance for walking and standing, and other complex motor functions.
Source: National Institute of Health

Cerebellum: a major division of the vertebrate brain; situated above the medulla oblongata and beneath the cerebrum in humans
Source: WordNet 2.1

Cerebellum : part of the metencephalon that lies in the posterior cranial fossa behind the brain stem; it is involved in the coordination of movement.
Source: CRISP

Cerebellum : Part of the metencephalon that lies in the posterior cranial fossa behind the brain stem. It is concerned with the coordination of movement.
Source: MESH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

Summary Information: Cerebellum

Cerebellum: The cerebellum is one of three main structures of the brain. The cerebellum is located in the posterior area of the brain below the cerebrum. The cerebellum controls such functions as subconscious skeletal muscle movements, balance, posture, coordination, and muscle tone.

Conditions that can afflict the cerebellum include shrinkage of the cerebellum, changes with aging, genetic disorders, tumors, stroke, toxin exposure, trauma, birth defects, and infection.

Closely Related Organs: Cerebellum

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Conditions Afflicting Organs: Cerebellum

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Other Names: Cerebellum

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Symptoms Related to Afflictions of: Cerebellum

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