Human Anatomy & Physiology (9th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0321743261
ISBN 13: 978-0-32174-326-8

Chapter 22 - The Respiratory System - Review Questions - Page 847: 15



Work Step by Step

Control of respiration occurs by two centers: medullary respiratory center and pontine respiratory center. Medullary respiratory center is further divided into: • Ventral respiratory group: controls the rhythm of breathing • Dorsal respiratory group: modifies the rhythm created by ventral respiratory group Pontine respiratory center, on the other hand, makes the respiratory pattern smoother by interacting with medullary respiratory centers.
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