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Encyclopedia > Superior medullary velum
Brain: Superior medullary velum
Coronal section of the pons, at its upper part. (Ant. med. velum labeled at center top.)
Under surface of the cerebellum. (Ant. medullary velum labeled at center top.)
Latin velum medullare superius
Gray's subject #187 793
NeuroNames hier-588
Dorlands/Elsevier v_05/12849304

The superior medullary velum (anterior medullary velum, valve of Vieussens) is a thin, transparent lamina of white substance, which stretches between the superior peduncle; on the dorsal surface of its lower half the folia and lingula are prolonged. Image File history File links Gray701. ... Position of the pons in the human brain The pons (sometimes pons Varolii after Costanzo Varolio) is a knob on the brain stem. ... Image File history File links Gray703. ... The cerebellum (Latin: little brain) is a region of the brain that plays an important role in the integration of sensory perception and motor output. ... Latin is an ancient Indo-European language originally spoken in Latium, the region immediately surrounding Rome. ... NeuroNames is a system of nomenclature for the brain and related structures. ... Elseviers logo. ... This article is about the leaf, a plant organ. ... -- is one of the oldest European musical themes. ... Lingula is a Latin word meaning little tongue and can stand for: The genus Lingula a brachiopod of the class of the Lingulata In anatomy: the Lingula (lung) is one of the segments of the left lung with a tongue-shape. ...

It forms, together with the superior peduncle, the roof of the upper part of the fourth ventricle; it is narrow above, where it passes beneath the inferior colliculi, and broader below, where it is continuous with the white substance of the superior vermis. The fourth ventricle is one of the four connected fluid-filled cavities within the human brain. ... The inferior colliculus is part of the brain that sits below the superior colliculus, above the trochlear nerve and at the base of the projection of the medial geniculate nucleus (MGN) and the lateral geniculate nucleus (LGN). ... Figure 1a: A human brain, with the cerebellum in purple. ...

A slightly elevated ridge, the fraenulum veli, descends upon its upper part from between the inferior colliculi, and on either side of this the trochlear nerve emerges. The fourth of twelve cranial nerves, the trochlear nerve controls the function of the superior oblique muscle, which rotates the eye away from the nose and also moves the eye downward. ...

Blood is supplied by branches from the superior cerebellar artery. The superior cerebellar artery arises near the termination of the basilar. ...

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