← 3A Nervous System Test
5 Written Questions
4 Multiple Choice Questions
- a pair of endocrine glands just above the kidneys. the adrenals secrete the hormones epinephrine (adrenaline) and norepinephrine (noradrenaline), which help to arouse the body in times of stress.
- a simple, automatic, inborn response to a sensory stimulus, such as the knee-jerk response
- the division of the peripheral nervous system that controls the body's skeletal muscles. Also called the skeletal nervous system
- the body's speedy, electrochemical communication system, consisting of all the nerve cells of the peripheral and central nervous systems
4 True/False Questions
endocrine system → the body's "slow" chemical communication system; a set of glands that secrete hormones into the bloodstream
peripheral nervous system (PNS) → the sensory and motor neurons that connect the central nervous system to the rest of the body.
sympathetic nervous system → the division of the autonomic nervous system that arouses the body, mobilizing its energy in stressful situations
autonomic nervous system → The part of the peripheral nervous system that controls the glands and the muscles of the internal organs (such as the heart). Its sympathetic division arouses; its parasympathetic division calms.