brain-stem brain-stem

Definition(s):

  • (n) the part of the brain continuous with the spinal cord and comprising the medulla oblongata and pons and midbrain and parts of the hypothalamus

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  • Unable to speak because of brain-stem damage sustained in the poisoning, Bowen's wife nodded in assent when Santa Clara County Municipal Court Judge Stephen Manley read a .

News

  1. 3-year-old boy hears for the first time

    Three weeks ago, Grayson Clamp, 3, became the first child in the U.S. to receive an auditory brain-stem implant. He also heard his father’s voice for the first time. Grayson was adopted by a couple of Charlotte, N.C. When the family heard about a new research trial for deaf children, they jumped at the opportunity, Yahoo reports. The site reports doctors implanted a microchip in Grayson’s brain ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Oklahoman

  2. Charlotte toddler hears dad's voice for first time after new surgery

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- After a one-of-a-kind-surgery, a Charlotte toddler gets the gift of a lifetime. Grayson Clamp got to hear his father's voice for the first time; Grayson was born deaf. At the UNC School of Medicine, Grayson received an auditory brain-stem implant. It's not the same as a cochlear implant, because it goes directly on the brain stem. Grayson is the first child in the country to ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: WCNC Charlotte

  3. Implant lets deaf child hear for the first time

    Three years ago, Grayson Clamp was born deaf. Three weeks ago, he became the first child in the U.S. to receive an auditory brain-stem implant—and heard his father’s voice for the first time. Grayson, 3, who was adopted by Len and Nicole Clamp of Charlotte, N.C., is missing the cochlear nerves that allow humans to [...]
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Lookout via Yahoo! News

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