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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


pontine  listen  (PON-teen)

  Having to do with the pons (part of the central nervous system, located at the base of the brain, between the medulla oblongata and the midbrain).

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Drawing of brain anatomy showing the brain stem, pons, medulla, spinal cord, cerebellum, cerebrum, meninges, ventricles (fluid-filled spaces), and skull.
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Drawing of brain anatomy showing the brain stem, pons, medulla, spinal cord, cerebellum, cerebrum, meninges, ventricles (fluid-filled spaces), and skull.