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Medulla oblongata

Introduction: Medulla oblongata

Description of Medulla oblongata

Medulla oblongata: 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".
Source: WordNet 2.1

Medulla oblongata: caudal subdivision of the hindbrain interposed between the spinal cord and the pons; adult derivative of the myelencephalon, the most caudal subdivision of the developing brain; it has two subdivisions the open medulla bordering on the fourth ventricle and the closed medulla which surrounds the rostral part of the central canal.
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Medulla oblongata as an Organ

Medulla oblongata (organ): The medulla oblongata is an area of the brain and a part...more »

Medulla oblongata (organ): See Medulla Oblongata (organ information).

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More specific terms for Medulla oblongata:

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Broader terms for Medulla oblongata

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The term Medulla oblongata can be used for:

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Hierarchical classifications of Medulla oblongata

The following list attempts to classify Medulla oblongata into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • neural structure
  • anatomical structure,bodily structure,body structure,complex body part,structure
  • body part
  • part,piece
  • thing
  • entity

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MeSH 2007 Hierarchy:

MESH - OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

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