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‘Injury to the medulla oblongata causes sudden death’ Explain. - Biology

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‘Injury to the medulla oblongata causes sudden death’ Explain.

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  1. Medulla oblongata is a part of brain stem which controls involuntary vital functions like heartbeat, respiration, vasomotor activities and peristalsis.
  2. Thus, injury to medulla oblongata may disrupt these vital functions and cause sudden death.
Concept: Human Nervous System
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