"Medulla Oblongata" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
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The lower portion of the BRAIN STEM. It is inferior to the PONS and anterior to the CEREBELLUM. Medulla oblongata serves as a relay station between the brain and the spinal cord, and contains centers for regulating respiratory, vasomotor, cardiac, and reflex activities.
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