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Unformatted text preview: • Vesicles are fluid-filled cavities in the brain that form during early development. The tissues that form the vesicles divide to become the various components of the brain. • Ventricles are interconnected cavities in the mature brain that originate from the fluid-filled vesicles. Circulating fluid (cerebrospinal fluid—CSF) in the ventricles provides nourishment for nervous tissue and transports waste away from the nervous tissue. • Peduncles are large tracts that emerge from certain regions of the brain. Their large size gives the appearance of supporting the structure from which they emerge (peduncle means “little foot”)....
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This note was uploaded on 11/10/2011 for the course PT 101 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '10 term at Texas State.
- Spring '10