brain stem


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  • noun

Synonyms for brain stem

the part of the brain continuous with the spinal cord and comprising the medulla oblongata and pons and midbrain and parts of the hypothalamus

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Cutting away the tumour either kills or severely maims the patient because the brain stem controls many body functions including breathing and the heart.
For the first time, views of Lewy neurites were provided by [alpha]-synuclein immunohistochemistry, which allows researchers to stage Parkinson's disease and to see that it begins not in the nigra but in the lower brain stem, olfactory bulbs, or other areas, he said.
I think the trigger for this was the brain stem but it would only be picked up if something went wrong," said Dr Rogers.
Results of brain magnetic resonance imaging are frequently normal, but signal abnormalities may be seen in the basal ganglia, thalamus, and brain stem of patients with encephalitis, and in the anterior spinal cord in patients with poliomyelitislike syndrome (18,29,31).
No charges will be filed against a Eugene man who punched another man in the jaw, causing a fatal brain stem injury, police said Wednesday.
Papers on clinical applications include treatments for cerebral palsy and brain injury in children, treatment for stroke in the "four-hour window," treatment for brain stem injury, and therapies for cancer.
The third major part of your brain is the brain stem.
Just above the spinal cord, a small section of your brain called the brain stem controls basic functions, such as breathing, digesting food, and maintaining your heartbeat.
Tipperary schoolgirl Aisling, 13, a hockey enthusiast, underwent lifesaving surgery on a rare brain stem tumour in New York recently.
All donors must be brain stem dead on a life support machine.
The first twin has hydrocephalus with two shunts, one for spinal fluid and the second for a brain stem cyst.
ALS is a progressive and fatal neurological disease characterized by a degeneration of motor neurons in the spinal cord, brain stem and cerebral cortex, leading to muscle wasting and weakness.
In a study published in the July 13, 2001, issue of Science, researchers discovered that T-cells produce a protein, interferon-[gamma], which can clear the virus in neurons located in the spinal cord and brain stem, but not in neurons located in the cerebral cortex.
Amateur rider Ben King has been transferred to the Radcliffe Infirmary in Oxford, where he remains in intensive care eight days after bruising his brain stem in a point-to-point fall.
They also said that when the above criteria have been fulfilled in the above fashion, function at the cerebral, brain stem, and often spinal levels is abolished, and that the terms 'irreversible coma' and 'brain death syndrome' may be applied and that the patient may therefore be declared 'brain dead'.