medulla oblongata definition

  • noun:
    • The lowermost portion of the vertebrate brain, constant aided by the back, in charge of the control over respiration, blood supply, and particular other bodily functions.
    • the reduced part of the brainstem.
    • the posterior an element of the brain connected with the back. It provides all of the hindbrain except the cerebellum and pons, and from it a sizable an element of the cranial nerves arise. It controls really mostly respiration, blood supply, swallowing, along with other features, and it is the essential essential an element of the mind; -- called also bulb of back. See Mind.
    • lower or hindmost an element of the brain; continuous with spinal cord; (`bulb' is an old term for medulla oblongata)

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