• WordNet 3.6
    • n brainstem 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 news:

House Research Institute and Children's Hospital Los Angeles Partner with University of Verona Hospital to Bring Auditory Brainstem Implants to US Children.
Auditory brainstem response threshold differences in patients with vestibular schwannoma: A new diagnostic index.
Pilocytic astrocytoma, ependymoma, brainstem glioma.
Herbert Leon Borison, a professor of pharmacology at Dartmouth Medical School, died Nov 29 in Hanover, N.H. Borison, an authority on brainstem neurophysiology, had been a professor of pharmacology at Dartmouth Medical School since 1962.
My little cousin, Alivia, that is 3 years old, has been fighting DIPG, which is cancer on her brainstem that was non operable and untreatable.
Doctors didn't think a 32-year-old survivor of a brainstem stroke could even hear, much less respond to the world around her.

In science:

Arbogast, K.B., Margulies, S.S., 1999. A fiber-reinforced composite model of the viscoelastic behaviour of the brainstem in shear. J.
Mechanical Characterization of Brain Tissue in Compression at Dynamic Strain Rates
This work is motivated by the experimental and modeling studies of the ensemble of neurons in the Locus Coeruleus, a nucleus in the brainstem involved in the regulation of cognitive performance and behavior.
The geometry of spontaneous spiking in neuronal networks