medulla oblongata

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n 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"
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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
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
This center probably lies in the medulla oblongata.
"Psychotherapy" by Hugo M√ľnsterberg
The medulla oblongata is the prolongation of the spinal cord, extending to the pons Varolii.
"Special Report on Diseases of the Horse" by United States Department of Agriculture
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
Let him swear by his instincts more, and live with his medulla oblongata.
"The Lost Art of Reading" by Gerald Stanley Lee
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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