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- Cops aimed for the "apricot," or medulla oblongata, the roughly threeinch-long part of the brain that controlled involuntary movement.
David Baldacci -- Zero Day
- He searched the nape of Orr’s neck for the probable site of the medulla oblongata.
Joseph Heller -- Catch-22
- It was joined by others and they suddenly rippled all the way up his back to his medulla oblongata, playing his spine like a jungle instrument.
Stephen King -- The Shining
- Thou speakest as one having tongues and who putteth the speed behind the ole rhombencephalon comprising the cerebellum and the medulla oblongata.
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