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8 Cards in this Set

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Four major parts of the brain
Brain stem, diencephalon, cerebrum, cerebellum
Parts of the brain stem
Medulla Oblongata, pons, midbrain
Functions of the brain stem
breathing and cardiac functions
Functions of the medulla oblongata
reflex centers for regulation of heart rate, respiratory rate, swallowing, coughing, vomiting, sneezing, etc.
Results of injury to the medulla oblongata
Can be fatal; loss of sensation or paralysis of throat or tongue, irregularities in breathing and heart rhythm
Function of Pons
relay nerve impulses related to voluntary skeletal movements from the cerebral cortex to the cerebellum, helps control respiration
Function of midbrain
conveys motor impulses from the cerebrum to the cerebellum and spinal cord, helps control subconscious muscle activity, coordinate eye movement with visual stimuli, coordinate head movement with auditory stimuli
2 structures within the midbrain
Cerebral peduncles and corpora quadrigemina