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Unformatted text preview: responses is far more important for normal behavior and more importantly survival. Maintaining heart rate, respiration rate, and normal endocrine function is all a matter of inhibitory responses that regulate when to use an excitatory response (fight or flight). The axon hillock is essentially the gateway that allows action potential to build and be released down the neuron for neural communication; however, the axon hillock must act as a regulator in order to allow proper action potential to be reached which requires inhibitory responses. Excitatory responses as wells as inhibitory responses are vital for healthy maintenance of the nervous system, but in terms of distinction, inhibitory responses play the major role in normal neural behavior....
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- Spring '07