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    What area of the brain is most directly involved in mediating autonomic reflexes?

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    Autonomic reflexes adjust the activities of smooth muscle, cardiac muscle, and glands. They play a key role in activities involved in homeostasis such as regulating heartbeat, blood pressure, respiration, digestion, defecation, etc.

    Receptors, being the distal end of sensory neurons, pick up ...

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    This solution identifies and explains the area of the brain most directly involved in mediating autonomic reflexes.