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.


Neurogenic heartbeat – Annelids, most arthropods

Myogenic heartbeat – Mollusca and Vertebrates

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