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Unformatted text preview: complex motor patterns , aspects of respiratory and cardiovascular activity , and even some regulation of the level of consciousness . * Much of this is accomplished by the reticular formation . Internal Structure of the Brainstem At any given brainstem level rostral to the obex , 3 general areas can be identified in cross section . * The area posterior to the ventricular space; * The area anterior to the ventricular space; * And large structures "appended" to the anterior surface of the brainstem. Posterior to the Ventricular Space * The midbrain is the only place where this part contains a substantial amount of neural tissue. * This region of the midbrain is called the tectum (L. roof). * It consists of the superior and inferior colliculi . * In the pons and rostral medulla , the 4th ventricle is covered posteriorly by the superior and inferior medullary vela . * Posterior to these, of course, is the cerebellum . Brain Stem...
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2012 for the course BSC BSC1085 taught by Professor Sharonsimpson during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10