medulla oblongata

  1. lower or hindmost part of the brain; continuous with spinal cord; (`bulb' is an old term for medulla oblongata)
    the medulla oblongata is the most vital part of the brain because it contains centers controlling breathing and heart functioning
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  • You see, that contains the medulla oblongata, which is the heart, blood vessel and breathing center of the brain. AFTERMATH
  • David, Jenni and Jon at Abaddon Books and Solaris Books drill directly in through your ears to your cerebrel cortex, monkey up your medulla oblongata and play hell with your limbic system in "what consistently remains the Coco Pops™ of the Podcast world. Archive 2010-05-01
  • For this reason, self-delusion is as involuntary as any bodily function regulated by the medulla oblongata, since the very future of our species depends on it. Archive 2010-06-01
  • The Anterior Median Fissure (fissura mediana anterior; ventral or ventromedian fissure) contains a fold of pia mater, and extends along the entire length of the medulla oblongata: it ends at the lower border of the pons in a small triangular expansion, termed the foramen cecum. IX. Neurology. 4a. The Hind-brain or Rhombencephalon
  • the medulla oblongata is the most vital part of the brain because it contains centers controlling breathing and heart functioning
  • Just as one leather-jacketed, slouching renegade by name of Jim Steel took me under his musical wing, to open my ears to the glories of The Stooges, The Ramones, Radio Birdman and suchlike, it was one surgical-gowned, growling reprobate by name of Fergus Bannon who opened up my eyes, searing his scribblings on the inside of my skull -- right at the back, by the medulla oblongata, the snake-brain. Archive 2009-12-01
  • The pons is developed from the ventro-lateral wall of the metencephalon by a process similar to that which has been described for the medulla oblongata. IX. Neurology. 2. Development of the Nervous System
  • Tissue, Total Protein, Monkey (Simian) Adult Normal, Brain, Medulla Oblongata.
  • Many arterial branches arise from the vertebral and basilar artery to supply the medulla oblongata and the pons.
  • From the medulla oblongata, the glossopharyngeal nerve passes lateralward across the flocculus, and leaves the skull through the central part of the jugular foramen, in a separate sheath of the dura mater, lateral to and in front of the vagus and accessory nerves (Fig. 792). IX. Neurology. 5i. The Glossopharyngeal Nerve
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