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Definition 1: the part of the brain continuous with the spinal cord and comprising the medulla oblongata and pons and midbrain and parts of the hypothalamus - [noun denoting body]

Synonyms for brain stem in the sense of this definition

(brain stem is a kind of ...) a structure that is part of the nervous system

(brain stem is a part of ...) 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"

(brain stem is a part of ...) a band of nerve fibers linking the medulla oblongata and the cerebellum with the midbrain

(brain stem is a part of ...) a complex neural network in the central core of the brainstem; monitors the state of the body and functions in such processes as arousal and sleep and attention and muscle tone

(... is part of brain stem) that part of the central nervous system that includes all the higher nervous centers; enclosed within the skull; continuous with the spinal cord

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