Give scientific reasons: Injury to medulla oblongata leads to death.
The medulla oblongata is responsible for the control of various life processes such as breathing, heartbeat and blood pressure. Injury to the medulla oblongata may hamper any of the processes thus leading to death.
Medulla oblongata controls involuntary functions like heartbeat, rate of respiration, secretion of saliva gut peristalsis, etc. Injury to the Medulla oblongata may result in the stop of heartbeat and breathing leading to death.