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Mesh term Medulla Oblongata

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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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Area Postrema
Olivary Nucleus
Raphe Nuclei
Solitary Nucleus
Trigeminal Nucleus, Spinal

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