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see brain stembrain stem,
lower part of the brain, adjoining and structurally continuous with the spinal cord. The upper segment of the human brain stem, the pons, contains nerve fibers that connect the two halves of the cerebellum.
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pons

[pänz]
(anatomy)
A process or bridge of tissue connecting two parts of an organ.
A convex white eminence located at the base of the brain; consists of fibers receiving impulses from the cerebral cortex and sending fibers to the contralateral side of the cerebellum.
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Danny suffers from diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, a disease that kills around 90 per cent of its patients within 18 months of diagnosis.
An MRI of the brain revealed "central pontine myelinosis.
The activity of these burst neurons is controlled by omnipause neurons in the pontine raphe.
Definitive tissue diagnosis again is not generally feasible due to the risks associated with pontine, midbrain, or basal ganglial biopsies.
acute encephalopathy following hyponatraemia, with a pontine lesion would suggest pontine myelinolysis (refer to Table 1).
Aggressive treatment of chronic hyponatremia may be associated with an increased risk of osmotic demyelination, which appears to be caused by the shrinkage of the brain, leading to demyelination of pontine and extrapontine neurons.
Winston Churchill called him the Bullfrog of the Pontine Marshes.
One particular physiological event, which is a hallmark sign of REM sleep, is the appearance of phasic pontine waves (P-waves).
In contrast, clinical manifestations that primarily present as the coexistence of distal renal tubular acidosis and central pontine myelinolysis (CPM) are very rare in pSS.
Pick bodies were also present in temporal and parietal cortex, caudate and putamen, substantia nigra, locus coeruleus, and pontine nuclei (not shown).