Brain plasticity: The phenomenon of change and learning in the adult brain. Also known as brain
- Brain stem
Brain stem: The stem-like part of the base of the brain that is connected to the spinal cord. The brain stem controls the flow of messages between the brain and the rest of the body, and it also controls basic body functions such as breathing, swallowing, heart rate, blood pressure, consciousness, and whether one is […]
- Brain stem glioma
Brain stem glioma: A type of brain tumor that involves the glial cells.
- Brain tumor
A benign or malignant growth in the brain. Primary brain tumors initially form in brain tissue. Secondary brain tumors are cancers that have spread (metastasized) to the brain tissue from tissue elsewhere in the body. Brain tumors can occur in people of any age.
- Brain ventricle
Brain ventricle: One of the communicating cavities within the brain. There are four ventricles: two lateral ventricles, the third ventricle, and the fourth ventricle. The lateral ventricles are in the cerebral hemispheres. Each lateral ventricle consists of a triangular central body and four horns. The lateral ventricles communicate with the third ventricle through the interventricular […]
- Brain, fornix of the
Brain, fornix of the: One of a pair of arching fibrous bands in the brain that connects the two lobes of the cerebrum.