Medulla Oblongata

Science / Biology / Medulla Oblongata: The region of the brain that, with the pons, makes up the hindbrain; controls heart rate, constriction and dilation of blood vessels, respiration, and digestion.

Medulla

Science / Biology / Medulla: 1. A term referring to the central portion of certain organs; e.g., the medulla oblongata of the brain and the adrenal medulla, which synthesizes epinephrine and norepinephrine. 2. In more common usag MORE

Medulla Oblongata

Science / Biology / Medulla Oblongata: The region of the brain that, with the pons, makes up the hindbrain; controls heart rate, constriction and dilation of blood vessels, respiration, and digestion. MORE

Pons

Science / Biology / Pons: The region that, with the medulla oblongata, makes up the hindbrain, which controls heart rate, constriction and dilation of blood vessels, respiration, and digestion. MORE

Brain Stem

Science / Biology / Brain Stem: The portion of the brain that is continuous with the spinal cord and consists of the medulla oblongata and pons of the hindbrain and the midbrain. MORE

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