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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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Even if that is the case, it does not follow that the brain-stem patients actually are dead.
Kveton, MD, report the tragic case of a 14-year-old girl who had bilateral acoustic neuromas treated by stereotactic radiotherapy, with subsequent rapid growth of the irradiated tumors and brain-stem compression resulting in death.
1) brain death is defined as "the absence of all brain functioning demonstrated by profound coma, apnea, and absence of all brain-stem reflexes."
For instance, research director Robert Shannon, PhD, at the House Ear Institute in Los Angeles (213-483-4431) is working on an auditory brain-stem implant that has already restored limited hearing to some people with no auditory nerve.
There are also isolated reports of abnormal brain-stem electrical responses, rapid eye movement sleep patterns and brain metabolism.