encephal/o (6/20)

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encephal/o is a combining form that refers to “brain”.

The brain controls every function in our body, including thought, emotions, touch, motor skills, vision, breathing, temperature, hunger, and more. There are more than 100 billion nerves in the brain that are connected by trillions of synapses. The brain and the spinal cord that branch from it form the central nervous system.