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Unformatted text preview: - Brain stem & spinal cord: reticular formation of brain stem, pons & medulla regulate heart rate & breathing rate, spinal cord reflexes- Hypothalamus: main integration center (regulates heart activity, blood pressure, body temperature, water balance & endocrine system activity)- Cerebral Cortex: although most autonomic functioning is involuntary, in some cases voluntary control appears possible Homeostatic Imbalance: Hypertension (high blood pressure) may result from increased vasoconstriction by sympathetic fibers (could be stress-induced) page11...
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This note was uploaded on 12/04/2011 for the course ANTHRO 2000 taught by Professor Monicaoyola during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10