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Initiation and Control

Where is the Inspiratory Center located? Medulla - self-depolarizing Neurons --> Inspiratory Muscles
What is th function of the Inspiratory Center? Maintains inflation/deflation cycle
How is the Inspiratory Center associated with Inhilation? Depolarzation --> CAUSES Inspiratory Muscles to contract --> Inhilation
How is the Inspiratory Center associated with Exhilation? Repolarization --> ALLOWS Inspiratory Muscles to relax --> Exhilation
What is the function of the Pneumotaxic Area? 1. sends INHIBITING impulses to Inspiratory Center; 2. LIMITS period of Inspiration, facillitating Expiration
Where is the Pneumotaxic Area located? Pons
Created by: Kristel