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View in Spanish: Cerebelo

Cerebellum (ser-uh-BEL-um)
The portion of the brain in the back of the head between the cerebrum and the brain stem. The cerebellum controls balance for walking and standing, and other complex motor functions.

Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.