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Pons
Nervous System

Pons

Pons

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This part of the brain stem is located between the midbrain and the medulla. It connects the cortex and the cerebellum and forms a portion of the anterior wall of the fourth ventricle. This is the site of origin of the trigeminal, abducens, facial and vestibulocochlear nerves.

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The word pons means a bridge, and it does indeed provide a bridge of nerve fibres connecting the two halves of the cerebellum via the middle cerebellar peduncles.

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