medulla oblongata


medulla oblongata
Region of the brain where the spinal cord tapers into the brain stem. Neurons in this region regulate some very basic functions such as respiration.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • medulla oblongata — pl. medulla oblongatas, medullae oblongatae. Anat. the lowest or hindmost part of the brain, continuous with the spinal cord. See diag. under brain. [1670 80; < NL: the long medulla] * * * ▪ anatomy also called  medulla        the lowest part of… …   Universalium

  • medulla oblongata — noun 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… …   Useful english dictionary

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