Chp 3 Nervous System

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Central Nervous System

Brain & Spinal cord

Nervous System

body's speedy, electrochemical communication network, consisting of all the nerve cells of the peripheral and central nervous system

Autonomic Nervous System

part of the peripheral nervous system that controls the glands and the muscles of the internal organs; sympathetic, parasympathetic

Sympathetic Nervous System

division of the autonomic nervous system that arouses the body, mobilizing its energy in stressful situations

Parasympathetic System

division of the autonomic nervous system that calms the body, conserving its energy

Peripheral Nervous System (PNS)

the sensory and motor neurons that connect the central nervous system (CNS) to the rest of the body. (Somatic & Autonomic)

Somatic Nervous System

the division of the peripheral nervous system that controls the body's skeletal muscles. Also called the skeletal nervous system.

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