CBCC Health Info 216

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What occurs when the sympathetic nervous system is triggered?

The systems that are not critical for immediate survival are shut down, such as digestion, and steps up functions such as mental awareness, heart rate and muscular activity

What hormone stimulates the sympathetic nervous system?

adrenaline

What is the role of the sympathetic nervous system?

Fright and flight or fight

What nerves make up the autonomic nervous system?

sympathetic and parasympathetic nerves

What sorts of nerves make up the voluntary nervous system?

Sensory and motor nerves

What role does insulin play?

It helps cells to absorb sugar from the blood

What hormone is secreted by the pancreas?

Insulin

What role is played by corticosteroids?

They metabolize fats, carbs, and proteins to help the body cope with illness and injury

What role is played by estrogen and testosterone?

Regulation of growth and development of the reproductive organs and reproductive activity

What hormones are produced by the adrenal glands?

Aldosterone, estrogen and testosterone and corticosteroids

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