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2-Minute Neuroscience: Medulla Oblongata

September 28, 2016


In this video, I discuss the medulla oblongata. The medulla is part of the brainstem and is responsible for a number of important functions. It is involved with regulating cardiovascular and respiratory functions as well as a variety of reflexive actions like swallowing, coughing, and vomiting. It is also home to an assortment of important nuclei and cranial nerve nuclei. Finally, a number of tracts like the corticospinal and corticobulbar tracts pass through the medulla on their way from the brainstem to the spinal cord and vice versa.

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