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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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