Cerebellar vermis

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Cerebellar vermis is a part of the brain located in the cerebellum. It is responsible for the coordination of muscle movements and maintaining body balance and posture.

Anatomy[edit | edit source]

The cerebellar vermis is located in the middle of the cerebellum, between the two cerebellar hemispheres. It is divided into two parts: the anterior vermis and the posterior vermis. The anterior vermis is involved in the control of body movements, while the posterior vermis is involved in the coordination of fine motor skills.

Function[edit | edit source]

The cerebellar vermis plays a crucial role in the coordination of voluntary muscle movements. It receives information from the sensory systems, the spinal cord, and other parts of the brain, and then uses this information to fine-tune motor movements. The cerebellar vermis is also involved in maintaining body balance and posture.

Clinical significance[edit | edit source]

Damage to the cerebellar vermis can result in a variety of neurological disorders, including ataxia, dysmetria, and tremor. These disorders are characterized by a lack of coordination and balance, difficulty with fine motor skills, and involuntary shaking movements.

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