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Descriptor English:   Brain 
Descriptor Spanish:   Encéfalo 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Encéfalo 
Synonyms English:   Encephalon
Brains
Encephalons  
Tree Number:   A08.186.211
Definition English:   The part of CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM that is contained within the skull (CRANIUM). Arising from the NEURAL TUBE, the embryonic brain is comprised of three major parts including PROSENCEPHALON (the forebrain); MESENCEPHALON (the midbrain); and RHOMBENCEPHALON (the hindbrain). The developed brain consists of CEREBRUM; CEREBELLUM; and other structures in the BRAIN STEM. 
Indexing Annotation English:   general; /blood supply: consider also CEREBROVASCULAR CIRCULATION; CEREBRAL ARTERIES; CEREBRAL VEINS; CRANIAL SINUSES; /cytol: do not routinely convert to NEURONS; /surg: consider specific neurosurgical procedures in Category E4; inflammation = ENCEPHALITIS & its specifics; infarct = CEREBRAL INFARCTION; malacia = ENCEPHALOMALACIA; brain-isolated, encéphale isolé, cerveau isolé: index DECEREBRATE STATE
Consider also terms at English:   CEREBR- and ENCEPHAL- 
Entry Combination - descr/qualif English:   Brain/chemistry use Brain Chemistry
Brain/injuries use Brain Injuries
Brain/transplantation use Brain Tissue Transplantation
 
See Related English:   Cerebral Decortication
Psychosurgery
 
History Note English:   /enzymology was BRAIN ENZYMOLOGY 1964-65; /physiology was BRAIN PHYSIOLOGY 1965; BRAIN ELECTROPHYSIOLOGY was heading 1964-65 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
AB abnormalities AH anatomy & histology
BS blood supply CY cytology
DG diagnostic imaging DE drug effects
EM embryology EN enzymology
GD growth & development IM immunology
ME metabolism MI microbiology
PS parasitology PA pathology
PH physiology PP physiopathology
RE radiation effects SE secretion
SU surgery UL ultrastructure
VI virology  
Record Number:   1947 
Unique Identifier:   D001921 

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