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Term: hindbrain anterior-posterior axis
Note: This page represents a term created by the combination ("post-composition") of two ontology terms. For more information on the individual terms, click the hyperlinked name.
Name: hindbrain
Synonyms: rhombencephalon
Definition: The most posterior of the three principal regions of the brain. In mammals and birds the hindbrain is divided into a rostral metencephalon and a caudal myelencephalon. In zebrafish, with the exception of the cerebellum, the ventral remainder of the metencephalon can be separated only arbitrarily from the more caudal myelencephalic portion of the medulla oblongata and thus these are not distinguished here. From Neuroanatomy of the Zebrafish Brain.
Ontology: Anatomy Ontology [ZFA:0000029]
Name: anterior-posterior axis
Synonyms: A-P axis, anteroposterior axis, AP axis, cephalocaudal axis, craniocaudal axis, rostral/caudal, rostrocaudal axis
Definition: An axis that extends through an organism from head end to opposite end of body or tail.
Ontology: Spatial Ontology [BSPO:0000013]