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Descriptions of Brainstem

Brainstem: The part of the brain that is connected to the spinal cord.
Source: National Institute of Health

Brainstem: the part of the brain continuous with the spinal cord and comprising the medulla oblongata and pons and midbrain and parts of the hypothalamus
Source: WordNet 2.1

Brainstem : axial portion of the brain exclusive of the cerebellum and the forebrain; includes midbrain, medulla, and pons.
Source: CRISP

Brainstem : The part of the brain that connects the cerebral hemispheres with the spinal cord. It consists of the MESENCEPHALON, PONS, and MEDULLA OBLONGATA.
Source: MESH OBO (Open Biomedical Ontologies)

Article Excerpts about Brainstem

The brain stem connects the brain with the spinal cord. It controls hunger and thirst and some of the most basic body functions, such as body temperature, blood pressure, and breathing. (Source: excerpt from What You Need To Know About Brain Tumors: NCI)

Summary Information: Brainstem

Brainstem: The brain stem is the portion of the brain that controls such vital functions as heartbeat, breathing, blood pressure, pain sensitivity, and plays a role in alertness and consciousness. The brain stem is located at the lowest area of the brain and contains nerve fibers that connect the brain and all of its functions to the spinal cord and the rest of the body. In addition, cranial nerves 3 through 12 arise from the brain stem.

The brain stem is divided into the medulla oblongata, pons, and the midbrain. Conditions that can afflict the brain stem include brain stem infarction, Athabaskan brain stem dysgenesis, trauma, genetic diseases, birth defects, infection, and brain stem lesions.

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Sub Parts: Brainstem

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