Campbell Biology (11th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0-13409-341-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-13409-341-3

Chapter 49 - 49.2 - Concept Check - Page 1094: 3


Coma: damage to the midbrain Paralyzed: Back of the brain or the spinal cord

Work Step by Step

Those in a coma likely damaged the midbrain, for this is the region that controls when a person is asleep and when they are awake. Meanwhile, a person who is paralyzed likely damaged the spinal cord, which sends nerve signals to the rest of the body, or they harmed the lower, back part of the brain, which is where the spinal cord attaches to the brain.
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