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  1. the body's speedy, electrochemical communication system, consisting of all the nerve cells of the peripheral and central nervous systems
  2. the body system composed of the brain and the spinal cord
  3. a simple, automatic, inborn response to a sensory stimulus, such as the knee-jerk response
  4. 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

  1. parasympathetic nervous systemthe division of the autonomic nervous system that calms the body, conserving its energy


  2. adrenal glandsa 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.


  3. endocrine systemthe body's "slow" chemical communication system; a set of glands that secrete hormones into the bloodstream


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


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