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what does the pons control?

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what does the pons control?
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. Natasha replied 2 years ago.
Hello. I apologise for the delay, but it gave me time to consider your question...

The pons is involved in several functions of the body including

Arousal
Controlling Autonomic Functions
Relaying Sensory Information Between the Cerebrum and Cerebellum
Sleep

It is a very critical part of the Hindbrain. It means bridge in Latin.
The pons is a portion of the hindbrain that connects the cerebral cortex with the medulla oblongata. It also serves as a communications and coordination center between the two hemispheres of the brain. As a part of the brainstem, the
pons helps in the transferring of messages between various parts of the brain and the spinal cord.

I hope this helps.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Natasha replied 2 years ago.
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