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hindbrain




Also known as the rhombencephalon, one of the three sections of the brain of a vertebrate embryo, the others being the forebrain and midbrain. The hindbrain develops to form the cerebellum, pons, and medulla oblongata, which coordinate complex muscular movements (cerebellum) and control and coordinate fundamental physiological processes, including breathing and blood circulation.


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