Unformatted text preview: • The metencephalon generates the pons portion of the brainstem and the cerebellum. • The myelencephalon generates the medulla oblongata portion of the brainstem. • The cerebrum consists of two cerebral hemispheres connected by a bundle of nerve fibers, the corpus callosum. The largest and most visible part of the brain, the cerebrum, appears as folded ridges and grooves, called convolutions. The following terms are used to describe the convolutions: • A gyrus (plural, gyri) is an elevated ridge. • A sulcus (plural, sulci) is a shallow groove. • A fissure is a deep groove....
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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