Anatomy & Glossary

Explore the AANS Glossary of Neurosurgical Terminology for clear definitions of essential and complex concepts, and gain an understanding of neurological anatomy.

Anatomy of the Brain

The brain is an organized structure, divided into many components that serve specific and important functions. It controls thoughts, memory, speech, motor and organ function and how people respond to stressful situations.

Anatomy of the Spine & Peripheral Nervous System

The spine and peripheral nervous system is composed of the spinal nerves that branch from the spinal cord and the autonomous nervous system, divided into the sympathetic and parasympathetic nervous system.

Glossary of Neurosurgical Terminology

Explore this comprehensive glossary that provides clear definitions and explanations for common and complex neurosurgical concepts.