What are the fuctions of pons and medulla?

Asked by vibhuti37 | 18th Feb, 2010, 11:13: PM

Expert Answer:

Pons is involved in motor control and sensory analysis. It has parts that are important for the level of consciousness and for sleep. Some structures within the pons are linked to the cerebellum, thus are involved in movement and posture.


Medulla oblongata is responsible for maintaining vital body functions, such as breathing, blood pressure and heart rate.

Answered by  | 19th Feb, 2010, 10:55: AM

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