Hindbrain

  • The hindbrain is one of three main sections of the brain. It consists of the cerebellum, Pons, and the medulla oblongata. All of these parts function collectively to support vital bodily processes. The medulla oblongata is joined to the spinal cord. This is a key part to the functions of the body. The medulla controls the unconscious functions; this includes breathing, swallowing, blood circulation and muscle tone. Located just above the medulla is the Pons. These serve as a bridge connecting the brainstem and also the cerebellum. They receive information from visual areas. They control movements in the eyes and throughout the body. Also they are a big influence on the sleeping patterns. Information is brought back and forth between the Pons and the cerebellum to control the coordination of muscle movements.
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    Disorders affecting the Hinbrain
  • Disorders in cerebellum results in strokes.
  • Disorders in the medulla results in strokes also.
  • Disorders in Pons can result in strokes and sleeping disorders.


 If the cerebellum or the medulla or effected in a negative way, resulting in a disorder, the symptoms often result in strokes. The picture above shows what the brain looks like after a stroke.
If the cerebellum or the medulla or effected in a negative way, resulting in a disorder, the symptoms often result in strokes. The picture above shows what the brain looks like after a stroke.

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