forebrain
Acronym: FBr
The term forebrain refers to one ot three components of the brain as defined by surgical dissection. The other components are the midbrain and the hindbrain.The anterior-most of the three, its caudal boundary is with the midbrain: a nominally coronal plane located at the rostral margin of the superior colliculus dorsally and the caudal margin of the mammillary body ventrally. The forebrain is composed of two parts: the endbrain and the interbrain. Substructures of the forebrain are derived for the most part, but not entirely, from the embryonic Prosencephalon.

Also known as: Prosencephalon


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