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Brain: Metencephalon
Diagram depicting the main subdivisions of the embryonic vertebrate brain. These regions will later differentiate into forebrain, midbrain and hindbrain structures.
Pons and cerebellum.
Gray's subject #187 785
NeuroNames hier-534
MeSH Metencephalon
Dorlands/Elsevier m_12/12529123

The metencephalon is a developmental categorization of portions of the central nervous system. The metencephalon is composed of the pons and the cerebellum; contains a portion of the fourth ventricle; and the trigeminal nerve (CN V), abducens nerve (CN VI), facial nerve (CN VII), and a portion of the vestibulocochlear nerve (CN VIII).

See also

List of regions in the human brain

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