brain stem


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n brain stem the part of the brain continuous with the spinal cord and comprising the medulla oblongata and pons and midbrain and parts of the hypothalamus
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In literature:

Pipe-stems, wires, shot, and other foreign bodies, are from time to time recorded as remaining in the brain for some time.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
The air seemed filled with their flying leaves, any one of which, stem-on could brain a man.
"Adventure" by Jack London
These are only some of the devices which Nature had to contrive in order to secure a safe passageway for the brain stem.
"A Book of Exposition" by Homer Heath Nugent
There's a place in the brain stem called the isthmus, no cell masses, just bundles of fibers running up and down.
"A Matter of Proportion" by Anne Walker
The axons which make up the optic nerve, or nerve of sight, are branches of nerve cells in the eye, and extend into the brain stem.
"Psychology" by Robert S. Woodworth
It extends from the stem of the brain down the canal in the backbone.
"Health Lessons" by Alvin Davison
He tried to stem the tumult that surged through his brain.
"The Brute" by Frederic Arnold Kummer

In news:

Two new studies suggest that injecting neural stem cells into the brain may help people with Pelizaeus-Merzbacher disease and other similar disorders.
Ryan Leaf Has Tumor Removed From Brain Stem .
Brain Stem -Cell Implants Help Children With Rare Illness.
Researchers have shown that patients paralyzed from the neck down can move robotic arms with their minds, according to a new report in the journal Nature that documents two cases involving brain-stem stroke victims.
Brain-stem stoke survivor Jack Orange's long road to recovery now includes using alternative medicine.
Eric Swan - with daughters Emily (left) and Erica - is recovering from a brain stem stroke.
Stem cells boost brain tumor treatments.
Lee was found to have a tumor on her brain stem.
Your brain has three main components: the cerebrum (which consists of the left and right cerebral hemispheres), the cerebellum and the brain stem.
A University of Minnesota researcher has taken the first step toward making this kind of medical delivery service a reality by showing that when stem cells suspended in fluid are snorted , they rapidly migrate into the brain.
Though the study is preliminary, the results make some sense, if you assume that at least some criminal behavior stems from chemical imbalances in the brain.
About five years ago, when my husband discovered that a bunch of odd symptoms were because of a mass in his brain stem, our family was swamped with kindness.
Genny Shepler fractured her skull and bruised her brain stem after slipping about 30 feet in the mountains near her home in July.
It's good that its a slow growing tumor but it's bad because of the location, in the brain stem.
An emergency surgery in March 2007 removed a golf ball size tumor from his brain stem.

In science:

Abe, Therapeutic potential of neurotrophic factors and neural stem cells against ischemic brain injury, J.
Wide therapeutic time window for nimesulide neuroprotection in a model of transient focal cerebral ischemia in the rat
Hodges, Transplantation of neural stem cells in a rat model of stroke: assessment of short-term graft survival and acute host immunological response, Brain Res. 958 (2002) 70-82. N. J.
Wide therapeutic time window for nimesulide neuroprotection in a model of transient focal cerebral ischemia in the rat