brain stem
noun Date: 1879 the part of the brain composed of the midbrain, pons, and medulla oblongata and connecting the spinal cord with the forebrain and cerebrum

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  • Brain stem — Infobox Brain Name = Brain stem Latin = truncus encephali GraySubject = 187 Caption = Hind and mid brains; postero lateral view. IsPartOf = Brain Components = Medulla, Pons, Midbrain Artery = Vein = BrainInfoType = ancil BrainInfoNumber = 218… …   Wikipedia

  • Brain stem — The stemlike part of the brain that is connected to the spinal cord. Or conversely, the extension of the spinal cord up into the brain. The brain stem is small but important. It manages messages going between the brain and the rest of the body,… …   Medical dictionary

  • brain stem — noun the part of the brain continuous with the spinal cord and comprising the medulla oblongata and pons and midbrain and parts of the hypothalamus • Syn: ↑brainstem, ↑brain stem • Hypernyms: ↑neural structure • Part Holonyms: ↑brain, ↑encephalon …   Useful english dictionary

  • brain-stem — noun the part of the brain continuous with the spinal cord and comprising the medulla oblongata and pons and midbrain and parts of the hypothalamus • Syn: ↑brainstem, ↑brain stem • Hypernyms: ↑neural structure • Part Holonyms: ↑brain, ↑encephalon …   Useful english dictionary

  • brain stem — /ˈbreɪn stɛm/ (say brayn stem) noun the area of the brain at the base of the cerebrum connecting it to the spinal cord; responsible for the regulation of heart rate, blood pressure and breathing …   Australian English dictionary

  • brain stem — noun The part of the brain that connects the spinal cord to the forebrain and cerebrum …   Wiktionary

  • brain stem — part of the brain connecting the spinal cord with the forebrain and cerebrum, the hindbrain midbrain and central structures of the forebrain …   English contemporary dictionary

  • brain stem — The part of the brain that is connected to the spinal cord …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • Brain stem death — is the specific formulation of the concept of brain death formally adopted in the UK in 1995.DiagnosisThe diagnostic features of brain stem death are a deep coma, dependence for oxygenation on a mechanical ventilator, and the absence of specified …   Wikipedia

  • Brain stem tumor — A brain stem tumor is a tumor in the part of the brain that connects to the spinal cord (the brain stem). External links * [http://www.cancer.gov/Templates/db alpha.aspx?CdrID=45625 Brain stem tumor] entry in the public domain NCI Dictionary of… …   Wikipedia

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