Medula oblongata coordinates involuntary works such as beating of the heart, breathing, digestion etc..... Then when we tell a person is braindead then will this mean that his medula oblongata is not affected or is still working?

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Regards: R.Dhanya a student of class 10.

Asked by sridhanya516 | 3rd May, 2020, 01:57: PM

Expert Answer:

When we declare a person brain dead, all his brain activity is stopped and all the essential functions regulated by the medulla oblongata come to a halt. Although the other organs like kidney, liver and heart might be working for some time, a brain dead person will not be able to survive and will eventually die in some time.

Answered by Sheetal Kolte | 3rd May, 2020, 06:58: PM