cerebellum

Pronunciation: (SAYR-eh-BEH-lum)

The portion of the brain in the back of the head between the cerebrum and the brain stem. The cerebellum controls balance for walking and standing, and other complex motor functions.

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