cerebrospinal trunk
The term cerebrospinal trunk refers to one of three basic components of the central nervous system (CNS) as defined on the basis of embryogenesis, connectivity and function ( Swanson-2004 ). The other two components are the cerebrum and the cerebellum.
     In terms of classical structures, which are defined by dissection on the basis of topology and internal structure, the cerebrospinal trunk includes the interbrain, the midbrain, the hindbrain, and the spinal cord.
     The cerebrospinal trunk is composed of three functional systems: the subcortical sensory systems, the behavioral state system, and the subcortical motor system.

Also known as: No other name for this structure has appeared in PubMed.NeuroNames ID : 2873

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