Parts of the Brain Stem: The Medulla Oblongata and Pons


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As the pH of your blood drops, your medulla oblongata senses this, and will cause you to _____.

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1. The medulla oblongata is _____.

2. How does the pons regulate breathing?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet combo can help you identify important parts of the brain stem. Topics you will be quizzed on include blood pH and the medulla oblongata.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to review:

  • The pons
  • Medulla oblongata
  • Chemoreceptors

Skills Practiced

Use this quiz and worksheet to practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the brain stem and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the pons
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related anatomy lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about the brain stem, review the accompanying lesson titled Parts of the Brain Stem: The Medulla Oblongata and Pons. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify the purpose of the pons
  • Examine what affects the breathing rate
  • Understand characteristics of the medulla oblongata
  • Learn about the roles of chemoreceptors
  • Define pH sensing