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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.
Medulla Oblongata: The medulla oblongata is an area of the brain and a part of the brain stem. The medulla oblongata is located anterior to the cerebellum and runs from the spinal cord to the pons. The medulla oblongata plays an important role in the body's vital signs, such as regulating heart rate, blood pressure, and breathing. The medulla oblongata also contains the reflex centers fur such reflexes and coughing, sneezing, vomiting and swallowing.
Conditions that can afflict the medulla oblongata include medullary syndrome, lateral medullary infarction, lesions, trauma, birth defects, and infection.
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