Cerebellum - Definition

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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...