Medulla Oblongata

Avery Boyce aboyce00 at pacbell.net
Mon Jun 26 07:12:10 EST 2000


> I am studying the brain as part of a course I am taking here in the UK.

I'm studying it as part of a course here in California - so this isn't
coming from
an expert (yet :) ).

> I understand that there are 7 centres contained in the Medulla Oblongata.

Looking in my textbook (_Essentials of Neural Science and Behavior_ Kandel,
Schwartz, Jessell) it seems that perhaps you are confusing the fact it is
one of the seven main parts of the brain with the centers that are within
the medulla.

> I can only find Cardiac, Respriatory and Vasomotor.

Quote the textbook:  "The medulla includes several centers responsible for
such vital autonomic functions as digestion, breathing, and control of heart
rate."

Avery







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