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Brainstem Anatomy: 6 Functions of the Brainstem

Written by the MasterClass staff

Last updated: Feb 24, 2022 • 2 min read

The human brain is the lynchpin of the body's central nervous system. Anatomically, it consists of multiple parts, each containing neurons and glial cells, which in turn form gray matter and white matter. One of the key components of the brain is the brainstem, which regulates many functions of homeostasis.