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medulla oblongata


Cops aimed for the "apricot," or medulla oblongata, the roughly threeinch-long part of the brain that controlled involuntary movement.
David Baldacci  --  Zero Day
  lower brainstem that connects to the spinal cord and is responsible for involuntary functions such as breathing, heart rhythms, and swallowing
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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.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Arrowsmith
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Associated words [difficulty]:   medulla oblongata [9] , cerebellum [8] , cerebrum [8] , frontal lobes [8] , temporal lobes [8] , hypothalamus [9] , occipital lobes [9] , parietal lobes [9] , cerebellum [8] , cerebrum [8] , hypothalamus [9]
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