Medulla Oblongata Functions

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Which structure in the midbrain is involved in motor coordination?

Red nucleus

What is the main function of the pons in the brainstem?

Regulating breathing

Which region of the brainstem receives sensory information from the skin and muscles of the head?

Medulla oblongata

What connects the cerebellum to the brainstem?

Cerebellar peduncles

Where is the red nucleus located in the brainstem?


What vital functions are regulated by the medulla oblongata?

Heart rate, blood pressure, breathing, swallowing, and reflexes

Where do most of the motor fibers from the cerebral cortex cross over to the opposite side of the body?

Pyramidal decussation in the medulla oblongata

Which part of the medulla oblongata surrounds the central canal of the spinal cord?

Closed part

What functions are associated with the pons?

Relaying information about movement and sensation from cerebral hemispheres to the cerebellum

Which of the following is NOT a function of the medulla oblongata?

Controlling taste sensations

Learn about the medulla oblongata, the lowest part of the brainstem responsible for vital functions like regulating heart rate, blood pressure, and breathing. Explore its role in relaying sensory and motor information and the location of the pyramidal decussation.

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