• 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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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n brain-stem The crura cerebri, pons Varolii, and medulla oblongata.
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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:

Neural stem cells successfully implanted into the brains of four boys.
Scientists have safely transplanted human neural stem cells into their brains.
New brain stem cell raises possibility of repairing damage from disease and injury.
Ryan Leaf Has Tumor Removed From Brain Stem.
Brain Stem-Cell Implants Help Children With Rare Illness.
Ryan Leaf recovering after surgery to remove benign tumor from brain stem.
Human cadaver brains may provide new stem cells.
Living with congenital brain-stem damage hasn't stopped Wade Vadakin, who will work his 1,000th BayBears game today.
Family members are mourning the death of a 3-year-old McLean girl who had battled an inoperable brain-stem cancer.
) If stem cells could be coaxed to develop into healthy, functioning dopaminergic neurons and then introduced into the brain, the thinking goes, perhaps patients could get relief from tremors, loss of balan...
Genny Shepler fractured her skull and bruised her brain stem after slipping about 30 feet in the mountains near her home in July.
Biologists in China have published a study detailing how they transformed common cells found in human urine into neural stem cells that can be used to create neurons and glial brain cells.
Neural stem cells in the fish's brains express a receptor for inflammatory signaling molecules, which prompt the cells to multiply and develop into new neurons.
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