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Unformatted text preview: * info to thalamus and brain stem * info to red nucleus of midbrain (red nucleus relays info from cerebellum to spinal cord) The 3 deep nuclei are the * fastigial- is primarily concerned with balance , and sends information mainly to vestibular and reticular nuclei. * interposed , and dentate nuclei-are concerned more with voluntary movement , and send axons mainly to thalamus and the red nucleus. * Cranial nerve nuclei VIII-XII * The core of the medulla contains much of the reticular formation some of which influence the autonomic (visceral motor) functions * cardiac center- adjust the force and rate of heartbeat * vasomotor center- regulates blood pressure by controlling blood vessel dilation and constriction * medullary respiratory center- controls the basic rhythm and rate of breathing * additional centers regulate hiccuping, swallowing, coughing, and sneezing....
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- Fall '10