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  • n. Plural form of brainstem.


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  • He had said, We're just brainstems, pouncing at what grabs our attention.

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  • Unfortunately the new federal law requiring the removal of spinal columns and brainstems from dead livestock has put the only rendering company in the state out of business.

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  • But words have consequences, rhetoric shapes reality, and much as we like to believe that we are creatures of reason, there is something about our species' limbic system and lizard brainstems that makes us susceptible to irrational fantasies.

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  • Psychedelic acid rock, both powerful and political, reached into our ears and shook us by the brainstems.

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  • Once these evil eels crawled into their ears and wrapped themselves around their brainstems, they suddenly found themselves fibbing more than Pinocchio or, perhaps, Rod Blagojevich and, in so doing, gave Khan a really serious bomb and Kirk a really serious ulcer.

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  • Boxers have battled on after their brainstems have been severed.


  • Read what they say while demanding an apology and you're not left wondering why the Jews are being called upon to leave, but rather you're left wondering how is it that such a great country as France came to be run by people who have damaged brainstems...

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  • Shining blue light on brainstems or spinal cords isolated from these mice produces walking-like motor activity, the study published in the scientific journal Nature Neuroscience stated.

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  • We're never going to accomplish anything worthwhile when like a quarter of us only have brainstems keeping us going and the rest is being held in place by a hoodie and scabs.

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  • Researchers performed autopsies on 35 infants who died of SIDS, comparing chemicals in their brainstems with those found in seven babies who died unexpectedly of known causes and five infants who died from other chronic problems related to a lack of oxygen, the study says. - RSS


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