AS - PE - Vasomotor Control Centre

  • Created by: Sophie
  • Created on: 04-02-11 17:55

Vasomotor Control Centre (VCC)


(Vascular shunt redistributes Q during rest and exercise )


  • VCC in medulla oblongata
  • It Stimulates sympathetic nervous system to vasodilate or vasoconstrict pre capillary sphincters and arteries supplying muscles and organs


VCC receives info from:

Chemoreceptors. These inform VCC that lactic acid and carbon dioxide has increased and oxygen decreased.

Barroreceptors – aorta and carotid inform VCC




this is not the vasomotor centre this is the cardiac control centre