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Respiration control

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How long is the inspiratory centre in the brain active and inactive for during normal 'quiet' breathing? Active for 2 secs (inspiration), inactive for 3 secs (exhalation)
Where are the pneumotaxic and apneustic centres located? In the pons
Which two areas does the medulla house? The inspiratory and expiratory areas
True or false? The pneumotaxic area is stimulated by the apneustic area. TRUE, the pneumotaxic area is also stimulated by outflow from inspiratory neurones
True or false? The apneustic area is stimulated by the pneumotaxic area. FALSE, the apneustic area is inhibited by the pneumotaxic area
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