What does the medulla controls in the human central nervous system?

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Feb 6, 2018


The medulla oblongata in the brain controls autonomic functions of the body.


The medulla is apart of the autonomic nervous system meaning it operates with out consciously being aware or controlling it - and is located in the brain stem. The medulla controls autonomic functions such as breathing (respiratory rate), heart rate, digestion, swallowing, sneezing and pupillary response...