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  • Word of the day


    Also known as the medullar oblongata. The lowest part of the brainstem, containing the cardiac, respiratory, vomiting and vasomotor centers.

    For similar information see  Brain and Cognitive

    The medullar is an area in your brain. 

    It is the lowest part of your brain. 

    It controls many things you do without thinking. 

    This includes things like: 
    • Your breathing
    • Your heartbeat
    • When you sneeze
    • When you vomit

    It is also called the medullar oblongata. 

    See  Brain and Cognitive