Definitions for "Brain Stem"
This area of the brain has three components: medulla oblongata, pons, and the mid-brain. The brain stem is a pathway for impulses to be conducted between the brain and the spinal cord. It also contains the centers that control respiration, heart rate, and blood pressure. In addition, the twelve pairs of cranial nerves begin in the brain stem.
The region at the base of the brain that connects the brain to the spinal cord. That is where breathing, heart beat, and being awake and alert are controlled.
The part of the brain connecting the spinal cord with the cerebrum. It contains the pons and medulla oblongata and functions as a neural relay station.
A primitive brain part, which regulates elementary sensorimotor processes, such as breathing, swallowing, becoming aroused, and calming down.
lower part of the brain where information enters. It controls most of our vital functions and is the major part of the autonomic nervous system.
Mainly controls unconscious vital functions such as blood pressure and breathing
Keywords:  oldest
The oldest brain
Also called the reptilian brain. This is the lower level of the brain where information enters.
Portion of the brain containing nerve centers that control the heart rate, respiratory rate and pattern, and level of consciousness.
Keywords:  spine, extending, central, part
Central part of the brain extending toward the spine.