• RF neurons located at the medulla oblongata and targeted by ascending nociceptive information are also involved in the control of vital functions that can be affected by pain, namely cardiovascular control. (frontiersin.org)
  • The medullary RF has the peculiarity of harboring areas involved in bidirectional pain control namely by the existence of specific neuronal populations involved in antinociceptive or pronociceptive behavioral responses, namely at the rostroventromedial medulla (RVM) and the caudal ventrolateral medulla (VLM). (frontiersin.org)
  • Other activities of neurons in the medulla include control of movement, relay of somatic sensory information from internal organs, and control of arousal and sleep . (britannica.com)
  • We have recently shown that sensory vagal and somato-sensory (sciatic nerve) inputs converge in neurons of the rostral ventrolateral medulla oblongata, which was implicated in adjusting visceral activities to changing somatic performances. (gla.ac.uk)
  • Made famous by that one scene in The Water Boy where Adam Sandler tackles his professor, the Medulla Oblongata is responsible for several major autonomic functions of the body. (pointsincase.com)
  • Although damage to other parts of the brain can be dealt with accordingly, damage to the medulla is the hardest to fix because of the many important functions that it carries out. (brainmadesimple.com)
  • Not only is it thought to be the seat of the ego, the medulla also functions as the sixth cerebralspinal center and directs the current of cosmic energy throughout the body. (yogapedia.com)
  • The lower part of the medulla, immediately lateral to the cuneate fasciculus, is marked by another longitudinal elevation known as the tuberculum cinereum. (wikipedia.org)
  • The data suggest that bradykinin may play a regulatory role in the central control of blood pressure by stimulating sites that are near the dorsal and dorsal lateral surfaces of the medulla and accessible to kinins in cerebrospinal fluid and in the cerebral arterial circulation. (biomedsearch.com)
  • a lower closed part or inferior part where the fourth ventricle has narrowed at the obex in the caudal medulla, and surrounds part of the central canal. (wikipedia.org)
  • The medulla can be thought of as being in two parts: an upper open part or superior part where the dorsal surface of the medulla is formed by the fourth ventricle. (wikipedia.org)
  • The word bulbar can refer to the nerves and tracts connected to the medulla, and also by association to those muscles innervated, such as those of the tongue, pharynx and larynx. (wikipedia.org)
  • In 1985 Jannetta [ref. 7 in the article of the authors] demonstrated a pulsatile compression of the left rostroventrolateral medulla (RVLM) in 51 of 53 patients undergoing MVD for TN or HFS and with essential hypertension. (springer.com)
  • renal medulla the inner part of the substance of the kidney, composed chiefly of collecting tubules , and organized into a group of structures called the renal pyramids . (thefreedictionary.com)