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Secrete norepinephrine which increases the rate and force of myocardial contractions
Controls the balance between the PNS and the SNS
Cardiac control center
The parasympathetic nerve to the heart; innervates the SA node, AV node, and can alter the heart rate by secreting acetylcholine
Reflex important in maintaining normal blood pressure by causing a rapid response to changes in blood pressure
Receive sensory impulses from throughout the cardiovascular system and relay motor impulses to the heart in response
Cardioinhibitor and cardioaccelerator reflex centers
Pressure sensors in the aorta and internal carotid arteries that send a continual stream of signals to the medulla
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