The term brainstem refers to a composite substructure of the brain. It includes the midbrain, the pons and the medulla. Some authors include the cerebellum and/or parts of the interbrain. A discussion of differences in the use of this term is presented in Anthoney-1994.

Also known as: brain stem, truncus cerebriNeuroNames ID : 2052

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