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The front part of the hindbrain (RHOMBENCEPHALON) that lies between the MEDULLA and the midbrain (MESENCEPHALON) ventral to the cerebellum. It is composed of two parts, the dorsal and the ventral. The pons serves as a relay station for neural pathways between the CEREBELLUM to the CEREBRUM.

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Tree Number(s): A08.

MeSH Unique ID: D011149

Entry Terms:

  • Ponte
  • Pontes
  • Pons Varolii
  • Pons Varolius
  • Varolii, Pons
  • Varolius, Pons

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