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Definition of Brain

Brain: The portion of the central nervous system that is located within the skull. It functions as a primary receiver, organizer, and distributor of information for the body. It has a right half and a left half, each of which is called a hemisphere.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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