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hind·brain

 (hīnd′brān′)
n.
1. The portion of the embryonic brain from which the metencephalon and myelencephalon develop.
2. The lower or hind region of the adult brain comprising the pons and medulla oblongata.

hindbrain

(ˈhaɪndˌbreɪn)
n
(Anatomy) the nontechnical name for rhombencephalon

hind•brain

(ˈhaɪndˌbreɪn)

n.
the most posterior of the three embryonic divisions of the vertebrate brain or the parts derived from this tissue, including the medulla oblongata, the pons of mammals, and the cerebellum; rhombencephalon.
[1885–90]

hind·brain

(hīnd′brān′)
The rearmost part of the brain in vertebrate animals. In humans, it consists of the pons and the medulla oblongata. Compare forebrain, midbrain.

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Brain structures below the midbrain. The hindbrain comprises the pons, medulla oblongata, and cerebellum.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hindbrain - the posterior portion of the brain including cerebellum and brainstem
neural structure - a structure that is part of the nervous system
brain, encephalon - that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord
metencephalon - the part of the hindbrain that develops into the pons and the cerebellum
cerebellum - a major division of the vertebrate brain; situated above the medulla oblongata and beneath the cerebrum in humans
myelencephalon - the posterior part of the hindbrain in developing vertebrates; forms the medulla oblongata in adults
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During embryonic development, the hindbrain is subdivided into seven segments, called rhombomeres where neuronal progenitors are generated that will give rise to both motor and sensory neurons.
The hindbrain is the source of the ventral-dorsal axial signaling for the IE.
The three primary brain vesicles (forebrain, midbrain, and hindbrain vesicles) subdivided into a series of five secondary brain vesicles (Ishikawa et al.).
Though the mechanisms of these appetite signals are not fully understood, a team of researchers has now discovered a small population of neurons in the mouse hindbrain that controls the drive to consume sodium.
Dandy-Walker consists of a spectrum of midline anomalies of the hindbrain. The main features of Dandy-Walker malformation are cystic enlargement of the fourth ventricle, cerebellar dysgenesis, and an enlarged posterior fossa resulting from mal development of the rostral embryonic roof of the rhombencephalon, with or without hydrocephalus.
Overnight food deprivation markedly attenuates hindbrain noradrenergic, glucagon-like peptide-1 and hypothalamic neural responses to exogenous cholecystokinin in male rats.
The hindbrain is the earliest layer to develop and is responsible for basic life functions.
Nuclear receptor sites for vitamin D-soltriol in midbrain and hindbrain of siberian hamster (Phodopus sungorus) assessed by autoradiography.
The clinical spectrum of SIH is quite variable and includes headache, neck stiffness, cranial nerve dysfunction, radicular arm pain and symptoms of diencephalic or hindbrain herniation (1,2).
this morning, a forensic pathologist, who performed an autopsy on the victim, announced that the man had two stab wounds to his neck, a 10-centimeter-long knife wound to the left side of his face, blunt force trauma to his right forebrain and his hindbrain had been brutally hacked with a machete, leading to the skull to be cracked open and parts of his brain to spill out, reported Apple Daily.