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Medulla oblongata

medulla oblongata The lowest subdivision of the brainstem, immediately adjacent to the spinal cord. Houses important cardiac... Read More

Digestion and Absorption of Food

The gastrointestinal (GI) system includes the gastrointestinal tract (mouth, pharynx, esophagus, stomach, small intestine,... Read More


Organization of the Respiratory System Each lung is composed of air sacs called alveoli - the sites of gas exchange with... Read More

The Conscious & Unconscious Nervous System

The Central Nervous System is arguably the most important part of the body because of the way it controls the biological... Read More


Blood Blood is composed of a liquid, plasma, and blood cells such as erythrocytes (red blood cells,) leukocytes (white... Read More

Neural Control Mechanisms

Nerve cells called neurons generate electric signals that pass from one end of the cell to another and release chemical... Read More

Vital knot

vital knot --> noeud vital A circumscript region in the lower part of the medulla oblongata, near the apex of the calamus... Read More

Vallecula cerebelli

vallecula cerebelli A deep hollow on the inferior surface of the cerebellum, between the hemispheres, containing the medulla... Read More


(Science: anatomy) The lowest part of the brain, which merges with the spinal cord. It consists of the medulla oblongata,... Read More