VITAL FUNCTIONS By N., Sam M.S. - 8 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 CEREBRAL CORTEX JUNG, CARL GUSTAV (1875-1961) ADOLESCENCE (Theories) EFFECTORS EMOTION (General) ANTISOCIAL REACTION ARISTOTLE (384-322 B.C.) FRANZ, SHEPHERD IVORY FREUD, SIGMUND (1856-1939) SULLIVAN, HARRY STACK (1892- 1949) Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "VITAL FUNCTIONS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/vital-functions/ (accessed December 4, 2021).