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medulla oblongata

Noun1.medulla oblongata - lower or hindmost part of the brain; continuous with spinal cord; (`bulb' is an old term for medulla oblongata); "the medulla oblongata is the most vital part of the brain because it contains centers controlling breathing and heart functioning"
Synonyms: medulla, bulb
brain stem, brain-stem, brainstem, bulb, medulla, neural structure, respiratory center
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