Sunday, April 28, 2013

Cerebellum- It's Not All About Balance

Reading the chapter on cerebellum from Dejong's neurology book. After learning the anatomy and physiology of this low lying intracranial organ, I realised the cerebellum is not all about balance. Only the unpaired flocculo nodular lobe is concerned with the maintenance of balance. The bigger, paired anterior and posterior cerebellar lobes have got other jobs to do like coordination of agonist and antagonist muscle groups to bring about finesse in the movements.

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