MEDULLA OBLONGATA

is the most inferior part of the hindbrain region. The medulla oblongata is directly involved in the control of heartbeat, breathing and blood pressure.

MEDULLA OBLONGATA: "The medulla oblongata, which is found in the brain, is implicated in a number of processes, from the control of an individuals heart beat to their breathing."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "MEDULLA OBLONGATA," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/medulla-oblongata/ (accessed December 7, 2019).
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