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Breathing and Controls Over Breathing

Breathing and Controls Over Breathing

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This lesson will identify how the nervous system plays a role in controlling breathing.

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Terms to Know
Aortic Bodies

Chemoreceptors found within the aortic arch that are sensitive to changes in blood pH; aortic bodies are in constant communication with the brainstem via the vagus nerve.

Carotid Bodies

Chemoreceptors found within the carotid bodies that are sensitive to changes in blood pH; carotid bodies are in constant communication with the brainstem via the glossopharyngeal nerve.

Chemoreceptors

A class of receptors that detect chemical changes within the body (example: pH changes).