Fandom

House Wiki

Brainstem

6,718pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

The Brainstem is the lowest and most primitive part of the brain, with this structure being found in almost all vertebrates.  It is connected directly to the spinal cord. Almost all the nerves that control movement and the sense of touch run through the brain stem. More importantly, it regulates heart and lung function, maintaining heart beat and breathing autonomously even when a human loses consciousness or despite any attempt to control these functions consciously. Indeed, the brain stem appears to control consciousness and sleep.

Brainstem at Wikipedia

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki