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What is the function of the brain stem?

Summary Introduction

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The function of the brainstem.

Introduction:

The brainstem is the section of the brain that joins the cerebrum with the spinal cord. It comprises the medulla oblongata, midbrain, and the pons. Motor and sensory neurons travel through the brainstem allowing the transmission of signals between the brain and spinal cord.

Explanation

The functions of the brainstem are as follows:

1. Brain stem controls the respiration rates, contraction and dilation of blood vessels, coughing, and digestion without consciousness.

2. The reticular formation of the brain stem receives, processes, and sends outputs to the central nervous system.

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