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Dorsal Respiratory Group
Located in the Medulla - Causes inspiration when stimulated - (Timing) Normal, resting respirations. Rhythmic, mechanical pattern
Ventral respiratory Group
Located in the Medulla - Causes forced expiration or inspiration - (Timing) Speech, increased emotional or physical stress
Located in the Pons - Inhibits the DRG; increases speed and depth of respirations
Hering-Breuer inflation reflex
Located in the Chest - Detects lung expansion to a point and then tells VRG and pneumotaxic and apneustic centers to stop
Hering-Breuer deflation reflex
Located in the Chest - Detects potential lung collapse and then tells VRG, pneumotaxic, and apneustic centers to stop
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