1. brainstem

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
  • bulb
  • pons
  • RF
  • pons Varolii
  • neural structure
  • brain stem
  • encephalon
  • medulla
  • medulla oblongata
  • brain


  • stupidity

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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!

2. Adjective
Your veterinarian will refer you to a facility that conducts brainstem auditory evoked response (BAER) testing.