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Medulla Oblongata MeSH Descriptor Data 2023

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Medulla Oblongata
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Scope Note
The lower portion of the BRAIN STEM. It is inferior to the PONS and anterior to the CEREBELLUM. Medulla oblongata serves as a relay station between the brain and the spinal cord, and contains centers for regulating respiratory, vasomotor, cardiac, and reflex activities.
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Accessory Cuneate Nucleus
Ambiguous Nucleus
Arcuate Nucleus of the Medulla
Arcuate Nucleus-1
External Cuneate Nucleus
Lateral Cuneate Nucleus
Nucleus Ambiguus
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WL 310
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Medulla Oblongata Preferred
Arcuate Nucleus of the Medulla Narrower
Nucleus Ambiguus Narrower
Accessory Cuneate Nucleus Narrower
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