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Doctor insights on: Medulla Oblongata Function

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What are some pathologies of the medulla oblongata ?

What are some pathologies of the medulla oblongata
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Trauma or tumor: Hi Its the area of bran where memory function is, tumor of or around the area and trauma can cause problems with mood and memory ...Read more

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My medulla oblongata extends too far into my neck. I am told it is a birth anomaly. I have head and neck pains. Is there any treatment - non invasive?

My medulla oblongata extends too far into my neck. I am told it is a birth anomaly. I have head and neck pains. Is there any treatment - non invasive?

Neurosurgeon: I believe that a neurosurgeon is best qualified to answer your question as he/she is certainly acquainted with the anatomy of the area in question and may be able to offer some nonsurgical options for your problem. ...Read more

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Are there any tests that check whether the adrenal medulla is functioning normally?

Are there any tests that check whether the adrenal medulla is functioning normally?

Yes: The Adrenal Medulla Secretes Adrenaline, (epinephrine, norepinephrine). Flight or Fight response. If your doctor is concerned (condition resulting in an abnormal or increase secretion). They can check hormones via blood and urine tests. The endocrinology doctor will follow this if you have abnormalities. These are not routine screening tests. They are done if there is a clinical indication (sxs) ...Read more

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What is the adrenal medulla?

What is the adrenal medulla?

The central core: The adrenal is actually to glands in one! the outer part (cortex) makes steroid hormones. The central part (medulla) makes Epinephrine and norepinephrine. These are fight or flight hormones that raise pulse and BP instantaneously in response to stress. ...Read more

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What exactly happens to the adrenal medulla in dialysis patients?

What exactly happens to the adrenal medulla in dialysis patients?

Nothing: The adrenal medulla produces cathecolamines which are stress hormones stimulated by the automated nervous system under control of the hypothalamus which is the unconscious part of the brain. During dialysis if your blood pressure falls receptors in your circulation will signal the adrenal medulla to secrete these hormones which cause the heart to speed up and arteries to constrict. ...Read more

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Is wallenberg syndrome considered a pathology of the medulla? and how does it affect it?

Is wallenberg syndrome considered a pathology of the medulla? and how does it affect it?

Lateral medulla: The posterior inferior cerebellar artery, if damaged, will produce a complicated group of neurologic deficits. You can read about this syndrome in many places. One feature that no one really understands is why these patients often get hiccups. ...Read more

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Out of tubular fluid to medulla at collecting and distal duct to create a hyperosmolarity condition, what does this mean?

Out of tubular fluid to medulla at collecting and distal duct to create a hyperosmolarity condition, what does this mean?

Urine concentration: It is the kidney's way of conserving water and making urine more concentrated than the glomerular filtrate. ...Read more

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I was wondering does the pituitary gland control the adrenal medulla?

I was wondering does the pituitary gland control the adrenal medulla?

No : Hi. No, the pituitary controls the part of the adrenal cortex that makes cortisol, and is a secondary regulator of the part of the cortex that makes aldosterone. Cortisol does have influential effects on the adrenal medulla, so I guess you could say there are some downstream effects from the pituitary. ...Read more