Control of Heart Rate

Normal Rate: 75/min

Values 50-100/min accepted as normal

Newly born child: - 140/min

Factors

Cerebral Cortex:

  • Conditional reflexes - need learning
  • Emotions
  • Voluntary (very rare)

Hypothalamus:

  • Sympathetic Stimulation
  • Parasympathetic Stimulation
  • Temperature regulatory centre