The medulla oblongata is a part of the brain stem located in front of the cerebellum. It is a cone-shaped, neuronal (nerve cell) mass in the hindbrain, which controls a number of autonomic or involuntary functions. It is the control center of respiration and it helps in the regulation of breathing, heart and blood vessel function, digestion and swallowing.
Describe the primary function of the following parts of the brain:
a. Medulla oblongata
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