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Medulla oblongata is the structure found in the human brain . The major function of Medulla oblongata is to control automatic function  (that is not in human control) breathing,respiration ,heart beat .It is also help in body secretion , reflexes , swallowing , coughing and sneezing actions. Since Medulla oblongata performs various functions critical to the body , damage to this structure can be fatal.
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The medulla contains the cardiac, respiratory, vomiting and vasomotor centers and therefore deals with the autonomic (involuntary) functions of breathing, heart rate and blood pressure.
has reflex centres to control inner body activities like swallowing , coughing , sneezing , vomiting , respiratory reflexes , heartbeat and breathing
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The medulla oblongata is located in the brain stem, anterior to (in front of) the cerebellum. This is a cone-shaped, neuronal (nerve cell) mass in the hindbrain, which controls a number of autonomic (involuntary) functions.

This section of the brain helps transfer messages to the spinal cord and the thalamus, which is in the brain, from the body. The main function of the thalamus is to process information to and from the spinal cord and the cerebellum.

The medulla oblongata helps regulate br
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