Having the power to restrain or hold in check. I. Center of Setschenow, a cerebral center in the optic lobes of the brain of the frog, the stimulation of which checks spinal reflexes. I. Nerves of the Heart, those of the vagus supplied by the cardio-inhibitory center, through the spinal accessory nerve. I. Nerves of Respiration, certain afferent fibers in the laryngeal branches of the vagus nerve, that exert an inhibitory action on the inspirator’ act of respiration. I. Centers, nerve-centers that inhibit, restrain, or even arrest the action of other centers. I. Fibers, centrifugal nerve-fibers that affect other centers so as to moderate or nullify their action.
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