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Dissection of brain stem. Lateral view.

In neuroanatomy, the brainstem is the "part of the brain that connects the cerebral hemispheres with the spinal cord. It consists of the mesencephalon; pons; and medulla oblongata."[1]

From superior to inferior:

Superficial dissection of brain stem. Ventral view.


  1. Anonymous (2015), Brainstem (English). Medical Subject Headings. U.S. National Library of Medicine.