noun. the part of the brain continuous with the spinal cord and comprising the medulla oblongata and pons and midbrain and parts of the hypothalamus.
- reticular formation
- pons Varolii
- neural structure
- brain stem
- medulla oblongata
Example sentences of the word brainstem
1. Noun, singular or mass
Your brain processes sound in the brainstem, which also controls your heart beat and breathing (the mind-body connection is real!
Your veterinarian will refer you to a facility that conducts brainstem auditory evoked response (BAER) testing.