Anatomy : Brain : Cerebellum

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The cerebellum lies as the bottom of the brain, in a cavity of the skull known as the posterior fossa.  It is separated from the upper portion of the brain by a firm membrane known as the tentorium.  The cerebellum contains two hemispheres (one on each side) and a midline structure known as the vermis (from the word worm).  The cerebellum is responsible for the smoothness and coordination of movement. 

 

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