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The central trunk of the mammalian brain, consisting of the medulla oblongata, pons, and midbrain, and continuing downwards to form the spinal cord.
- ‘Following replication, the virus enters axons and is transported in a retrograde manner to involve the spinal cord and eventually the brainstem, cerebellum, and cortex.’
- ‘The brainstem consists of the midbrain, pons and medulla, structures located deep in the back of the brain.’
- ‘Some afferent fibres from the epiglottis, palate and pharynx also reach the brainstem via the vagus nerve.’
- ‘Nearly all cases of PML involve the cerebral white matter, but it may also involve white matter of cerebellum, brainstem and spinal cord.’
- ‘The twentieth century opened with knowledge that the brainstem (pons and medulla) generates regular breathing.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.