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Encyclopedia of Neuroscience

pp 672-672

Cerebellar Hemisphere

Synonyms

Hemispherium cerebelli; Hemisphere of cerebellum

Definition

The cerebellum can be divided into three parts:

  • Hemispheres (cerebellar hemisphere)

  • Vermis cerebelli

  • Peduncles (cerebellar peduncles)

The hemispheres have a pronounced cortical structure (cerebellar cortex) rising like a tree from the central matter (medullary body of cerebellum) and is called arbor vitae, the tree of life.

Cerebellum

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