Neurogenic heart is characteristic of (1) Lower vertebrates (2) Humans (3) Rat (4) Rabbit

Answer: (1)

Neurogenic heartbeat is initiated by a nerve impulse caused by a nerve ganglion situated near the heart. whereas myogenic heartbeat is initiated by a specialized group of modified heart muscle fibres. Therefore, once separated from the body, the neurogenic heart stops beating while the myogenic heart continues to beat for some time.

Examples

Neurogenic heartbeat – Annelids, most arthropods

Myogenic heartbeat – Mollusca and Vertebrates

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