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The Brainstem

The Brainstem

Author: Nathan Lampson

This lesson will examine the structure and function of the the brain stem.

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Terms to Know
Medulla Oblongata

A structure found in the brainstem that controls behaviors we do not think consciously about such as breathing, heartbeat and some reflexes.


A structure found in the brainstem that relays sensory information to the forebrain.


A structure found in the brainstem that regulates breathing and is connected to the midbrain.