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Parts of the Nervous System 

Parts of the Nervous System
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Parts of the Nervous System
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Per Brodal

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10.1093/med/9780190228958.003.0006
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date: 09 March 2021

Chapter 6 gives an overview of the main features of the anatomy of the central nervous system, with brief mention of the functional significance of the various parts. The spinal cord lies in the vertebral canal, whereas the brain is located in the cranial cavity. The brain is further subdivided into the brain stem, the cerebellum, and the cerebrum or cerebral hemispheres. The cerebellum and cerebrum largely cover the brain stem and constitute the major part of the brain in higher mammals and particularly in humans.

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