‖Medulla oblongata

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • ‖Medulla oblongata (Anat) the posterior part of the brain connected with the spinal cord. It includes all the hindbrain except the cerebellum and pons, and from it a large part of the cranial nerves arise. It controls very largely respiration, circulation, swallowing, and other functions, and is the most vital part of the brain; -- called also bulb of the spinal cord. See Brain.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L., oblong medulla

Usage

In literature:

In this case I open the cranium and remove the brain and medulla oblongata.
"Ponkapog Papers" by Thomas Bailey Aldrich
Now this is effected by removing the cerebrum and the medulla oblongata.
"A History of Science, Volume 4(of 5)" by Henry Smith Williams
Whereupon the cold circle left Casey's medulla oblongata and a long-faced, long-legged youth stepped somewhat hastily to one side.
"The Trail of the White Mule" by B. M. Bower
The invisible power flows into the human body through the gate of the medulla oblongata.
"Autobiography of a YOGI" by Paramhansa Yogananda
On its under surface is a depression which receives the medulla oblongata.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
The medulla oblongata is traversed by a longitudinal fissure, continuous with that of the spinal cord.
"The People's Common Sense Medical Adviser in Plain English" by R. V. Pierce
Consciousness is entirely unaffected by physostigmine, there being apparently no action on any part of the brain above the medulla oblongata.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
My medulla oblongata is dislocated.
"A Son Of The Sun" by Jack London
This center probably lies in the medulla oblongata.
"Psychotherapy" by Hugo Münsterberg
We chiefly took notice of the Medulla Oblongata, this was greatly enlarged, surpassing the usual size by more than one third.
"An Essay on the Shaking Palsy" by James Parkinson
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In poetry:

They played him a sonata - let me see!
"MEDULLA OBLONGATA" - key of G.
Then they began to sing
That extremely lovely thing,
SCHERZANDO! MA NON TROPPO, PPP."
"The Story of Prince Agib" by William Schwenck Gilbert