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 (bŭl′bər, -bär′)
Of, relating to, or characteristic of a bulb, especially of the medulla oblongata: bulbar poliomyelitis.
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(Anatomy) chiefly anatomy of or relating to a bulb, esp the medulla oblongata
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(ˈbʌl bər, -bɑr)

of or pertaining to a bulb, esp. to the medulla oblongata.
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Adj.1.bulbar - involving the medulla oblongata; "bulbar paralysis"
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adj bulbar
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When bulbar paralysis appears, the lower cranial nerves are paralyzed first and this is followed by involvement of the face and extraocular muscles and finally the respiratory muscles.