5 Written questions
4 Multiple choice questions
- the body's speedy, electrochemical communication system, consisting of all the nerve cells of the peripheral and central nervous systems
- the body system composed of the brain and the spinal cord
- a simple, automatic, inborn response to a sensory stimulus, such as the knee-jerk response
- 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.
4 True/False questions
parasympathetic nervous system → the division of the autonomic nervous system that calms the body, conserving its energy
adrenal glands → 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.
endocrine system → the body's "slow" chemical communication system; a set of glands that secrete hormones into the bloodstream
somatic nervous system → the division of the peripheral nervous system that controls the body's skeletal muscles. Also called the skeletal nervous system