The cerebellum is a part of the brain situated at its base and behind the brainstem
. It is composed of two hemispheres around a central area called the vermis. The cerebellum is necessary for motor function and enables the coordination
of movement and balance. It also plays a smaller role in language, attention
capacities, and emotions
. A disease
of the cerebellum causes cerebellar syndrome characterized by body
imbalances and a lack of coordination
of movements, decreased muscle
tone, and tremors...
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