pons

Pronunciation: (ponz)

Part of the central nervous system, located at the base of the brain, between the medulla oblongata and the midbrain. It is part of the brainstem.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Caption: Anatomy of the brain, showing the cerebrum, cerebellum, brain stem, and other parts of the brain.

Caption: Anatomy of the inside of the brain, showing the pineal and pituitary glands, optic nerve, ventricles (with cerebrospinal fluid shown in blue), and other parts of the brain.

Date last modified: 2010-10-21