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NERVOUS SYSTEM ANATOMY REVIEW
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01/09/2011

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GYRI
Definition
The raised portions of the cerebral surface.
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septum pellucidum
Definition
A triangle membrane separating the anterior horns of he latera ventrical..
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Neuron
Definition
A general term meaning nerve cell.
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Meninges
Definition
The three membranes that protect the brain and spinal cord.
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Cerebrum
Definition
Accounts for 80% of the brain's mass.
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Choriod Plexus
Definition
Projections into the brain ventricles that produce cerebrospinal fluid.
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Fissures
Definition
Deep grooves which divide the lobes of the cerebral hemisphere.
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Splenium of corpus callosum
Definition
The posterior rounded end of the corpus callosum; it conveys visual information.
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Medulla oblongata
Definition
Together with the pons make up the brain stem.
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Fornix
Definition
A general ter for an arch-like structure or the vault created by such a structure.
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Sulci
Definition
Grooves between the gyri.
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Arachnoid
Definition
The thinner, more delicate middle layer of the meninges.
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Cerebellum
Definition
The second major structure of the brain.
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Dura mater
Definition
The outermost layer of the meninges, which contacts the cranium.
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Optic chiasm
Definition
Part of the hypothalamus formed by the crossing of the optic nerves.