VITAL FUNCTIONS By N., Pam M.S. - April 29, 2013 Body functions which preserve life. The majority are managed by the brainstem. VITAL FUNCTIONS: "Vital functions for life include movement, digestion, excretion. reproduction, and growth. " Related Psychology Terms EGO FUNCTIONS POSTURAL REFLEX BASAL METABOLISM BIOCYBERNETICS ALCOHOLISM TREATMENT METHYLDOPA DECEREBRATE RIGIDITY SEAT OF MIND THERMORECEPTOR BASAL METABOLISM Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "VITAL FUNCTIONS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/vital-functions/ (accessed November 14, 2019).